2010-2011 WV, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net

 

SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi , WV,         Transcribed by Jim @ Blankenshipweb.com

Blankenship, Bobby L.      61, 24Feb1948 - 12Jan2010,            (SI),                                                  WV-234-74-9980

Blankenship, Allen R.       31, 02Dec1978 - 24Nov2010,          (FO),                                                WV-234-17-9119

Blankenship, Billie J.        00, 29Mar2010 - 06May2010,         (72),                                          WV/NC-232-57-4652

Blankenship, John             79, 05Feb1931 - 16Oct2010,           (72),                                          WV/NC-232-46-1174

Blankenship, Marnita        49, 06Oct1961 - 23Dec2010,           (72),                                                 WV-235-06-9041

Blankenship, Samuel         39, 04Oct1971 - 03Jul2011,             (72),                                                 WV-233-08-5239

Blankenship, Vannis J.      54, 21Oct1956 - 20Mar2011,           (72),                                                 WV-233-98-7100

 

Barbour                                                                                                            

 

2011, Hopewell, Barbour Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - January 9, 2012

Brenda Ruth Shuff Deligne, 60, of Hopewell, died Dec. 28, 2011, following a long illness. Born Feb. 25, 1951, at Lansing, she was the daughter of Maxine G. Tompkins Shuff and the late Charles Wesley Shuff.

Brenda resided in Hopewell on Rocky Briar Farm where she cared for and loved many animals she rescued. Her favorites were Susie, Blue and Hope, her horses, Scooter her kitten, and Edie her loyal dog.

Surviving: her mother, Maxine Shuff of Lansing; husband, James Deligne of Ansted; brother, James (Bo) Shuff and wife Becky of Victor; sisters, Debbie Shuff of Victor, Terri Dickerson and husband Jerry of Scott Depot, and Natalie Burley and husband Darren of Oak Hill; nieces, Stefanie Buchanan of Lansing, Valarie Wood of Charleston, and Teagan Blankenship of Oak Hill; nephews, Steve Shuff and wife Jerra of Mt. Nebo and Charles Wood of Victor; great-nieces, Madison and Morghan Buchanan of Lansing, and Haylie and Brooklyn Wood of Ft. Worth, Texas; and great-nephews, Jamison and Jakob Shuff of Mt. Lookout.

Funeral services were Dec. 30 in the mausoleum at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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2011, Madison, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 14, 2011

Gladys Louise Wooten, 74, of Madison passed away March 12, 2011. She was a homemaker and a member of Gospel Center Tabernacle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Dean Blankenship Buchannon; a son, Jesse; brothers, Rayneil, Daniel and Donald; and a sister, Sarah.

She is survived by her son, James McNeely of Charleston; sisters, Iva Carter and Cora Buchannon of Norwalk, Ohio; a brother, Wyatt Buchannon, also of Norwalk; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Tom Bias officiating. Burial will follow in Family Gardens, Madison.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Orgas, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - January 3, 2012

Eugene H. Ferrell, 69, of Orgas, WV, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, December 31, 2011, at 6:15 a.m. with his family surrounding his bed at home. He was born August 10, 1942, at Orgas, WV, a son of the late Dewey and Minnie Wriston Ferrell.

He retired from The Department of Highways with 25 years of service. Eugene loved God with all his heart and worked in ministry with his wife and family for 49 years. He was a member of the Keith Full Gospel Church. He had great love for his wife, children, grandchildren, church family and other relatives and friends. He was a gentle giant of faith and great prayer warrior. He enjoyed the outdoors, the beauty of the mountains and rivers, flowers, and enjoyed vacationing with his family.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 5 unborn grandchildren; brothers: Farris and Kermit Ferrell, nieces: Joyce Ann Ferrell and Becky Cooke and a nephew, David Lee Ferrell.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy June Cottrell-Ferrell, daughters: Tammy Sebok and husband, Jeff, from Fostersville, WV; Lorie Kile and husband, Dwight, from Whitesville, WV; Melissa Blankenship and husband Gary from St. Albans, WV; son, Gene Ferrell from Nellis, WV; sister: Joyce Swanigan from Scott Depot, WV; brother: Harry Ferrell and wife, Kathleen, from Buckhannon, WV; grandchildren: Chelsea Sebok-Chapman and husband Stephen from Orgas, WV, Caitlyn Kile from Whitesville, Candace Kile from Whitesville, WV, Dwight David Kile II from Whitesville, WV, Amelia Sebok from Fostersville, WV, Melissa M. Blankenship -McLain and husband, Gary, from Guyton, GA, and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, January 4, 2012, at 11 o'clock at the Keith Full Gospel Church, Keith, WV, with the Rev. Randy Hill and the Rev. Mark Thomas. Interment will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Brooke                                                                                                              

 

Brooke Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Kathryn        88, 19Apr1922 - 31Jul2010,            Follansbee, Brooke, WV,               WV-233-36-0053             

 

Cabell                                                                                                              

 

2010, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

http://dailyindependent.com/obituaries/x1671035156/Caleb-Hollis-Fidget-Blankenship-1934-2010
The Daily Independent, ( Ashland, KY) 30 Jun 2010,

Caleb Hollis “Fidget” Blankenship, 76, left the bonds of Earth unexpectedly on Monday, June 28, 2010. He is present with the Lord following a tragic accident.

He leaves behind his devoted wife, Marjorie Johnson Blankenship, whom he loved for more than 60 years. Together they raised four children, Bill Blankenship and his wife, Angie, Samantha Lusher, Theresa Rufus and her husband, Robert, and James Hollis Blankenship, who preceded him in death. He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren, two great-grandsons and three step-grandchildren. He thought all his grandchildren were God’s direct gifts and that his responsibility was to give them everything they needed.

Granddaddy will always be with Jason Lusher and his wife, Linda, Laura Henderson and her husband, Patrick, Jennifer Lusher and Anthony Conte, Ryan Blankenship and Helen Estes, Mason and Shelby Blankenship, Nathaniel and Robert Rufus, Evan Harbour, Ethan, Will and Ciara Henderson and Bayleigh Foxwell.

Hollis was born to the late Stanley and Goldie Blankenship on May 11, 1934. He was always close to his parents, never living more than a few miles from his family home. He was a mainstay for his brothers and sisters, Sharon Hayes and her husband, Gerald, Jeanette Wiley and Eddie Blankenship and his wife, Susie. He was preceded in death by brothers Wetzel and Douglas Blankenship and sisters Clemma McCallister and Leona Dyken.

He was a dedicated elder and charter member of Livingstone Baptist Church in Barboursville, W.Va. One needed only to observe his life a short while to understand he was a man of deep faith and Christian character. His love of home, family and friends was never in doubt by anyone whose life was touched by him. Hollis was often called  “Fidget” or “Cricket” by his friends and co-workers. He had a special love for operating equipment and molding God’s earth and crafting the unexpected for what most see as usual and never considered possible. This was, in part, what made him such an interesting character. He retired in 1995 from the International Union of Operating Engineers. Not one to be idle, he soon began a second career as superintendent of Diamond Links Golf Course in Russell, Ky. During the 14 years he managed the course, he transformed a wilderness into a beautiful park enjoyed by hundreds each year. Fidget also leaves behind an untold number of friends. He will be fondly remembered for his faith, generosity and integrity.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2010, at the funeral home with Elder Bob Patton officiating. Burial will be in Swann Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Death

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - November 16, 2011

Newatsa Halsey Blankenship, 90, of Barboursville, formerly of Circle St., Beckley, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Condolences may be sent to the family's guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - January 11, 2010

Sarah Ann Isaacs, 88, of Huntington, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at her residence. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Don Napier officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.

She was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lindsey and Laura Blankenship . She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Lee Adkins; and her second husband, Lee Isaacs.

She is survived by two sons, Russell L. Adkins Jr. and his wife, Linda of Huntington, and Roger Dale Adkins of Ashland, Ky.; two daughters, Frieda Thompson and her husband, Rudolph of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Barbara Kitts and her husband, Donald of Proctorville, Ohio; one sister, Sabra Rowe of Huntington; niece and dear friend, Hazel Blankenship of East Lynn, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and other family members.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - January 15, 2010

Reba B. Leep Smith, 72, of Huntington, W.Va., widow of James R. Smith, passed away at the Wayne Nursing and Rehab Center on Thursday, January 14, 2010. She was born May 9, 1937, in Huntington to the late Oris and Fern Irby Leep. She was a retired housekeeper for Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, January 16, 2010, at Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington, by Pastor Amos Simmons, with burial to follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two step-sisters, Charlotte Crocket and Joe Jordan and one granddaughter, Christina Ann Smith.

She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, David A. Smith of Huntington, Curtis Dale and Amanda G. Smith of Wayne, Douglas E. and Sheila M. Smith of Michigan and Jeffery and Gina Smith of Tennessee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Glenn Bishop and Cathy and Tommy Knighton, all of Huntington; 10 grandchildren, Doug Jr., Misty, Jessica, Gregory, Shawn, Brittany, Sara, Sabrina, Chelsea and Michael; three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Kaidence and Rhiley; two brothers, Wandel Leep and Oris Paul Leep Jr.; six sisters, Barbara Perry, Alice Blankenship , Janice Bradshaw, Eva May Simmons, Joann Adkins and Michelle Hardy and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - February 15, 2010

Mrs. Nina R. Shafer, 82, of Huntington, loving and devoted wife to the late Kenneth F. Shafer, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Ray Vance officiating. Entombment will follow in Christus Chapel Mausoleum, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

She was born May 12, 1927, daughter to the late Emmett and Mammie Blankenship . She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Laurie Shafer; grandchildren, Kenny and Wesley, Jack Shafer, whom she loved as a son, and his wife Kim Johnson Shafer; grandson, Lee Shafer; stepgrandchildren, Bradley, Justin and Jessica Johnson; and several stepgreatgrandchildren, all of Huntington; Gloria Johnston, whom she loved as a daughter, and her husband Jim of Milton; sister and brother-in-law, Lena and T.R. Wickline of Huntington; sister-in-law, Lucille Blankenship of Barboursville; sister-in-law, Margaret Blankenship of Wenatchee, Wash.; sister-in-law, Mary Heatherly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Virginia Overton of North Ridgeville, Ohio; niece and nephews, Gail and Eddie Ashworth of Hurricane, Nancy and Gary Grant of Boynton Beach, Fla., Teresa and Steve Dailey of Milton, Melody Humrichouser of Davenport, Fla., Jeanette Morris of Barboursville, Marsha and Rick Polling of Barboursville, David and Janie Shafer of Huntington, Judy Shafer of Huntington, and Linda and John Hurst of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She also had a special friend, Tony Adkins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - March 14, 2010

Juanita Belle "Needie" Weeks, 82, of Huntington, W.Va., beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, lost her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Cross Roads United Methodist Church, Huntington, with Rev. David Cartwright officiating. Entombment will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.

She was born November 8, 1927, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Elba and Mildred Blankenship. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Weeks.

She was a 1945 graduate of Huntington High School, attended Bowling Green College (now Western Kentucky University) where she met the love of her life, Robert Weeks. They were married for 58 years before his death. Juanita worked as secretary for her husband as he set up his accounting practice. She was a member of 9th Avenue UMC until its closing, and then joined Cross Roads United Methodist Church, where she faithfully attended the early service, manned phones on Tuesday mornings and was a member of the Seniors' group. She was involved in Camp Fire Girls, Beta Sigma Phi, United Methodist Women and served as treasurer of most clubs she was in. The love of both Bob and Needie's hearts was the UM Church Camp Asbury Woods, so in lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be made to the camp at 1776 Woodward Terrace, Huntington, WV 25705, in their memories.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Lynn and Jeffrey A. Porter of Huntington; two grandchildren, Deidre of Princeton, N.J., and Jeffrey Allen II of Columbus, Ohio and his fiancée Susan Harvey; two special sisters-in-law, Mae and Margaret Weeks and a host of nieces, nephews and their families.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - March 23, 2010

Elder Mae Holley, 84, of Huntington, W.Va., died Friday, March 19, 2010, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, by Pastor Timothy Arthur and Rev. Truman Maynard. Burial will be in Baylous Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va.

Elder Mae was born October 21, 1925, in Logan County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Queen Donahoe. She worked in food service in both Huntington State Hospital and Cabell Huntington Hospital, from which she retired. She was a member of the 26th Street Baptist Church since 1953 and attended Living Water Revival Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Holley; one daughter, Miranda Jane Holley Blankenship; two brothers, Chester and Thurman Donahoe; and a sister, Lenora Curlin.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Gale and James Bates of Huntington and Dollie Mae and Paul Cazad of Ironton, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Deborah Holley of Huntington; a brother, Mason Donahoe of Tennessee; a sister, Naomi Jenkins of Huntington; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren; several close cousins and friends; and a special friend, Ruth Brown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - May 15, 2010

On Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, JUDITH VIA (HENDRIX) XENOS, lost her long battle with cancer. She was born July 19, 1940 in Huntington, W.Va.

Judith is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Hendrix, her mother, Kathleen Nelson Via, and her father, George E. Via.

 Survivors include husband, Mike Z. Xenos; daughter, Kathy Hamsher of Charleston; sons, J. Craig Rogers (wife Melinda) of Columbus, Ohio, and Bruce Hendrix (partner Kevin M. Chaney) of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother, John Via of Huntington, three grandchildren, Joseph Hamsher, Emily Hamsher and Jacob Rogers; and special friends Pattie Blankenship and Mark Gibson,

both of Huntington. Judith graduated from the Marshall University School of Nursing and after 18 years of Psychiatric nursing, she retired from St. Mary's Hospital.

A celebration in memory of Judith's life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Chapman Mortuary.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

http://news-expressky.com/obituaries/article_b6da6544-a584-11df-88c4-001cc4c03286.html

Quillia Irene Ratcliff, 73, of Huntington, W.Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at her home. She was born in Wayne County, W.Va., May 11, 1937, the daughter of the late Clyde B. and Marie Walters Blankenship.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Camp Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, John Richard Ratcliff; five sons, Willard Ratcliff of Pikeville, David Ratcliff of Waynesville, Ga., Dan Ratcliff of Woodbine, Ga., James Ratcliff and Billy Ratcliff, both of Huntington; two daughters, Janey Ratcliff of Huntington and Karen Ratcliff of LeSage, W.Va.; four brothers, Dexel Blankenship, Clyde D. Blankenship, Autho Blankenship and Adrian Blankenship, all of Huntington; one sister, Anna Lou Maynard of Crown City, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynch-Lowe Cemetery, Pikeville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - August 21, 2010

Mrs. Margaret Lucille Cornwell, 83, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2010, at Heritage Center, after a long illness. She was preceded in death in 2000, by her beloved husband of 54 years, Edgar Smith Cornwell.

 Margaret retired from St. Mary's Medical Center's Housekeeping Department, and attended Fifth Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, Huntington. She was born September 14, 1926, in Hamilton County, Ohio, a daughter of the late William McKinley and Goldie Mae (Nicely) Erwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Frances Lorene Sias and Velouria Jane Perdue and brothers Willie Cledith Erwin and Homer Lee Erwin.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Ann and Raymond Blankenship of Proctorville, Ohio, and Rebecca Jane and Rick Baker of Huntington; a son, Edgar Lynn Cornwell of Huntington; three grandchildren, Aaron Scott and Jessica Holley of Milton, W.Va., Whitney Brooke and Hillary Ann Baker of Huntington; two great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Holley and Emily Ann McGuffin; a brother and sister-in-law, Garland Leo and Jean Erwin of Columbus, Ohio, and a very dear sister-in-law, Maxine Maskell of Hobe South, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Chapman's Mortuary, with Rev. Ray Vance and Rev Jason Black officiating. Burial will follow in the Patrick Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - August 28, 2010

Sidney Morris Copley, 76, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington after his nearly twenty-year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Sid was born August 20, 1934, in Newtown, the son of the late Cordella Sipple Copley Banks and Ted C. Banks.

He is survived by his loving dedicated wife, Medria "Mickey" Hopkins Copley. In addition to his wife, Sid is survived by an aunt, Arbutus "Boo" Blankenship of Perry, Fla.; a sister, Elizabeth "Libby" Ball of Williamson; a sister-inlaw, Rosemary Wilhite of Meta, Ky,; three daughters, Lisa Copley Dawson (Ronald) of Lexington, Ky., Christy Copley Snyder (Joe) of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Sydney Kaye Copley of Huntington; four grandchildren, J.Garrett Snyder, Claire Snyder, Grant Snyder and Sidney Maxwell Dawson; two nephews, Steven Ball (Norma) of Los Angeles, Calif., and Greg Ball of Williamson; a special cousin, Elva Jean Ferguson of Proctorville, Ohio; his long time caregiver, Lori Henderson; Dr. Cindy Pinson; and many devoted family members and friends.

Sid was a 1952 graduate of Burch High School, Delbarton. He continued the family tradition of professional educators by receiving his undergraduate degree in education from Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston) in 1958. He furthered his educational career by obtaining a master's degree in administration from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) in 1961.Sid's teaching and coaching career began at Elkhorn City High School (Ky.). He then accepted a position at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga, as part of the teaching and coaching staff there, and, finally, returned to his beloved Mingo County in 1964 to teach and coach at Red Jacket Jr. High and Burch High School. He served as the principal of Burch High School and retired as the attendance director of Mingo County. In addition to his teaching and coaching positions, he refereed basketball and football for 31 consecutive years for southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.

The funeral service will take place at Grace Gospel Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - January 23, 2011

Willis Lee Bunn, 86, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 21, 2011, at Heritage Center in Huntington. He was born on August 12, 1924, in Huntington, a son of the late Larkin and Grace Ray Bunn.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Fern and his second wife, Elizabeth.

He is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Don) Blake of Huntington; step-son Ray Patrick Pittsonberger of Ceredo, W.Va.; step-daughter, Rebecca McClure of Georgia; granddaughter Christi Blankenship; and great-granddaughter, Jennifer Blake. Mr. Bunn was retired from the C&O Railroad with 43 years of service. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Huntington.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Dallas Moore officiating. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - February 27, 2011

Nellie Louise McKenzie, 86, of Huntington, was reunited with her husband in Heaven on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Louise had been a homemaker all of her life and was a member of Twentieth St. Baptist Church in Kenova. She was born the daughter of the late Guy and Anna Swann Johnson in Cabell County.

Also preceding her, were her beloved husband, Robert T. McKenzie; siblings, Roger Johnson, Pauline Ferguson and Mildred Blankenship.

Services will be conducted Monday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Ceredo by Pastor Rodney Hale. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Louise is survived by her devoted daughters, Susan (Bill) Lewis and Brenda (Douglas) Damron; grandchildren, Trenton (Tonya) Damron, Tranae (Josh) Mathis, Bryan Lewis and Jennifer (James) Gardner; great-grandchildren, Colton, Kaylynn, Madison, Karen and Nathan. Also, surviving are siblings, Jewell Sullivan, Ronald Johnson and Marjorie Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Huntington, Cabell Co, WV, Death

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - March 1, 2011

Robert Steral Blankenship, 81, of Huntington died Feb. 27 in Heritage Center. He retired from Connors Steel.

Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.waynecountynews.com/obit%20archives/03March2011/SansomPatriciaAnn.html

Patricia Ann Blankenship Sansom, 53, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was born May 2, 1957 in Huntington, and was the office manager of Electronic Supply for 20 years.

Her mother Shirley Ann Black Blankenship preceded her in death along with her husband John “Mike” Sansom.

Survivors include her father, William L. Blankenship and his wife Barbara of Ocala, Fla.; one brother William D. Blankenship and his wife Pamela of Cumming, Ga.; one sister, Sherri Felix and her husband J.A. of Huntington; niece Amy Neil of Pittsburg, Penn.; nephew Kodi Felix of Huntington; very special friend Gary Lewis, Jr., of Huntington; and a host of friends and family.

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Brother Harold Pelfrey officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sansom family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvcccfhr/beards/2011/may/blankenship.htm

Roger Dale Blankenship, 64, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 in St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at Beard Mortuary, Huntington.

He was born July 2, 1946, a son of the late Seybert Blankenship and the late Dorothy Blankenship Dean. Roger was a member of Christ Temple Church and retired from the Cabell County Board of Education.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lee Blankenship; children, Kenny Blankenship, Tammy Staley, Teresa Wiles, Barbara Adkins and Susie Damron, all of Huntington; seven sisters; one brother; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

2011, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - September 5, 2011

Eugene Franklin Graham, 84, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of the late Hughie Graham and Rosie McComas Bancroft. He was a retired employee of Houdialle Industries. Eugene was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Talbert; and two sisters, Dorma Roe and Layuna Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ollie Campbell Graham; a son and daughter-in-law, Frankie and Karen Graham of Dunedin, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Taft of Huntington; grandchildren and their spouses, Terry Talbert, Bobbi Talbert, Eugenia and Shawn McCoy, and Tonya and Travis Berry; great-grandchildren, Brandie Blankenship , Brandon Blankenship , Robert Talbert, Ryan Berry, Ashton Berry and Ashley Talbert; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Clovis Graham, Tommy and Betty Graham, Ronald and Judy Graham, and Johnny Graham, all of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Death

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - September 18, 2011

Dottie Jean Blankenship of Huntington, 2 p.m., Unity Freewill Baptist Church, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - October 15, 2011

Deborah Ann Eldred, 40, of Huntington, daughter of Catherine Josephine Vincell Blankenship and the late Jack Doliver Grimmett, died Oct. 11 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Burial at Matney Cemetery, Fort Gay.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - October 24, 2011

Mrs. Lora Lucille Ledbetter passed away peacefully on Oct. 24, 2011, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. She was born Dec. 18, 1931, in Kiahsville, to Ernest and Dova Queen. They have preceded her in passing along with her sisters, Alice Marie Queen of Kiahsville and Alma Faye Queen of Ashland, Ky., and her brothers, Bobby (Doris) Queen of Huntington and Ersel Queen of Kiahsville.

She is survived by siblings Disal (Barbara) Queen of Kenova, Kenneth (JoAnn) Queen of Painesville, Ohio, Leonard (Carolyn) Queen of Kiahsville, Lester (Gladys) Queen of Mentor, Ohio, Nila (Donald) Irby of Lavalette, Glenna (Roy) Blankenship of Prichard and Velma (Chuck) Stidard of Parma, Ohio.

As the oldest child of 12, she loved all of the many nieces and nephews of her siblings so very much. She graduated from Wayne High School in 1949 and entered into Marshall University. She later met and married Robert L. Ledbetter and recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. In addition to being survived by her husband, she leaves behind her son, Dale (Dinah) Ledbetter of Ceredo, and a daughter, Lisa (Greg) Shuler of Barboursville. She was blessed with grandchildren Nicole (Jimmy) Parker of Huntington, Keith Bailey of Barboursville and Mikah Ledbetter of Barboursville. She gave all of her love to them and provided special care to Mikah throughout her life to ensure her special needs were met. In the past few years, her immediate family grew again with the birth of two beautiful great-grandchildren, Alexandria "Dria" Dayle Parker and Slayden "Shooter" Cole Patrick Parker, both of Huntington. Geoffrey Shuler of Charleston, Parker Shuler of Lexington, Ky., Carissa Shuler of Huntington, Z. Raymond Shuler of Charleston and Ziah Shuler of Barboursville became an additional part of her family upon her daughter's marriage. Her love for God was expressed daily through her life as a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Cannonsburg, Ky.

 Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home in Ceredo by Minister Mike Fyffe. Committal will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point, Ohio.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - January 10, 2010

William "Bill" Arthur Black, 61, of Milton, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, with Rev. Richard Black officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Webb Cemetery, Scott Depot.

He was born Feb. 4, 1948, a son of the late Theodore and Mary Blankenship Black. He is also preceded in death by six brothers, Fredrick, Kenneth, Lloyd, Donald, Dennis and Teddy Black Jr.; and best friend, John Henry Jefferson. He graduated from Milton High School in 1967. He was proud of his work at Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics in Huntington.

He is survived by his loving companion, Debbie Casey; three daughters, Jenny Carter (Mike), Mary Ann Porter (J.R.) and Holli Marcum; three sisters, Joann Mattox, Dottie Black and Barbara Elam; one brother, Everett Black; five grandchildren, Brandon Cordle, Kaitlin Meadows, Haley Carter, Brent Carter and Landon Marcum; special niece and nephew, Jennifer Kaylor (Ed) and Jonathan Elam.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - May 29, 2010

Chapman "Chappie" Rutledge Jr. , 83, of Milton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2010, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Mercer County, a son of the late Chapman and Ruby Dooley Rutledge. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired from AEP after 38 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Blankenship Rutledge; two daughters, Debra Justice (Charles) and Pam Mancuso (Frank); one son, Paul Harless; two sisters, Coraine Blankenship and Peggy Burson (Fred); grandchildren, Eric Justice (Cindy), Chad Justice (Wendy) and Taylor Wilson; great-grandchild, Daniel Justice.

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2010, at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, with Pastor Ralph Calfee officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - March 26, 2010

Corey Andrew Alexander, 19, of Milton passed away Monday, March 22, 2010, in Milton. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Entombment will follow the services. He was born September 13, 1990, in Charleston.

He is survived by his mother, Lisa Alexander of Eleanor; former stepfather, Jeremy Fields of Sissonville; father and stepmother, Russell "Rusty" and Carolyn Alexander of Milton; maternal grandparents, Judy and Paul Blankenship of Eleanor; paternal grandparents, Dallis and Gaye Stowers of Scott Depot; former stepgrandparents, Robin and Mike Fields of Sissonville; his aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - July 27, 2010

Rev. William Henry Plybon, 85, of Milton, W.Va., husband of Sally Worley Plybon, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Chapman's Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Blankenship and the Rev. Willard Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Plybon Cemetery on Mount Union Road.

He was born October 24, 1924 in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of the late John Henry and Tennessee Tomblin Plybon. His first wife, Laura June Plybon, and two sisters, Mary Hale and Minnie Teel also preceded him in death.

The Rev. Plybon retired from Smith Transfer, was a Baptist minister for over 40 years, and was a member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include, two step-sons and their spouses, Carl Russell and Janice Blankenship of Big Chimney, W.Va., and Charles Thomas and Anna Marie Blankenship of Huntersville, N.C.; three step-grandchildren, Ethan, Tyler and Emma Blankenship ; two sons and their spouses, Ronnie W. and Bonnie Plybon, and Charles L. "Dewey" and Debbie Plybon all of Huntington; and a daughter and her spouse, Marilyn and Garland Bowen also of Huntington; four grandchildren, Michelle Cyrus, Amy Cyrus, Felecia Beatty and Stacy Spurlock, and nine great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

http://news.herald-dispatch.com/obituaries/index.php?id=36885583

HAROLD WAYNE BLANKENSHIP, 62, of Milton, W.Va., passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2010, at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville with Rev. Winford Curry officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va.

He was born July 30, 1948, in Princeton, W.Va., the son of the late Ralph Blankenship and Jewell Vaught Blankenship Wilson of Ona, W.Va.

He is survived by his loving wife, Charlene Grubbs Blankenship of Milton, W.Va.; one daughter, Denise Sharif of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Michael Blankenship of Midlothian, Va.; five brothers, Ted Blankenship of Huntington, W.Va., Vernon, Alvin and Douglas Blankenship all of Gap Mills, W.Va., and Clarke Blankenship of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, Hunter, Mikayla, Mackenzie, McKenna and Hayden Blankenship; special friends Steve and Faith Johnson of Milton, W.Va.

He was a retired maintenance Engineer at Special Metals, member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and a was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Cabell Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Caleb Hollis 76, 11May1934 - 28Jun2010,          Barboursville, Cabell, WV,      WV/NC-232-52-5687

Blankenship, Jack              94, 01Nov1916 - 21Jun2011,           Barboursville, Cabell, WV,               KY-401-16-0937

Blankenship, Roger D.      64, 02Jul1946 - 12May2011,           Huntington, Cabell, WV,                 WV-236-68-2494             

Blankenship, Harold W.    62, 30Jul1948 - 23Sep2010,            Milton, Cabell, WV,                        WV-233-68-9729             

 

Clay                                                                                                        

 

2010, Clay, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - June 27, 2010

Floyd Sargent, 88, of Clay entered into rest Friday, June 25, 2010, at the home of his sister-in-law and brother-in-law in Rock Cave. Born August 17, 1921, in Swiss, he was the son of the late Billy and Martha Sargent.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his son, Ronnie Sargent; four brothers; and one sister. Floyd was a retired coal miner for Ward Coal Company, and a WWII Army veteran. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Expert Marksman and Good Conduct Medals, and a life member of the Clay VFW Post No. 4419. He was a contributor to the New Clay County Veterans Memorial to honor all veterans in Clay County and throughout the country.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Carol Brown Sargent of Clay; stepsons, James Summers, Robert Grose, both of Wallback, and Darrell Grose of Cartersville, Ga.; daughters, Sharon French of Houston, Texas, and Robin Adkins of Cleveland, Ohio; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay, with military graveside rites conducted by the active duty military.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Clay, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.claywestvirginia.com/ , Jan 21 2010

Linda Sue Stephenson, 61, of Clay, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston. Born on May 22, 1948, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late C. Earl Carte and Ruby Gray Carte.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Rogers and grandson, Aaron Blake Nottingham. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and attended Jubilee Mountain Church in Clay.

Survivors include her husband, Allen Ray Stephenson of Clay; sons, Ronald Keith Blankenship of Clay, Patrick Joe Blankenship of Clay, Richard Scott Blankenship of Widen and James Ray Cummings of Clay; daughters, Tammy Sue Nottingham of Ovapa and Teresa Lynn Woodrum of Clay; brother, Robert Earl Carte of Indore; sisters, Sandra Lee Carte of Clay, Wanda Kay Chapman of Amma, Beverly Jo Stewart of Clay and Ronda Dennis of Clay; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Funeral service will be 2 pm Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Ann Huddleston officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay.

From: Walter Jenny, Jr. wjenny(at)oklahoma.net

 

+2011, Clay, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - June 8, 2011

Marion Edward Asbury, 69, of Clay entered into rest June 1, 2011. Born July 23, 1941, in Dog Run, he was the son of the late Dewey and Artie ( Blankenship ) Asbury.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Asbury and Donald Asbury. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church and an Army veteran.

Marion is survived by his sisters, Aileen Paxton of Summersville, Maxine O'Brien of Maysel and Nancy Murphy of Dog Run; brothers, Dewey Asbury of Beckley, Frankie Asbury of Maysel and Michael Asbury of Bickmore; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, in Asbury Cemetery, Dog Run, with Ministers Kenneth Adkins, Wayne Litton and Gary Rogers officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Doddridge                                                                                                         

 

2011, West Union, Doddridge Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.grandlefuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1372501&fh_id=13410

Thomas R. Blankenship, Jr., “T. J.”, 20, of West Union, West Virginia and formerly of Elkton, Virginia died tragically December 29, 2011 in Barbour County, West Virginia. T. J. was born on July 16, 1991 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, but spent most of his life in the Rockingham County area. He attended Spotswood High School and graduated from Dodge Ridge High School in West Union, West Virginia in June, 2009. T. J. loved the outdoors camping and fishing, visiting amusement parks, hanging out with friends, listening to the music of Jason Aldean, and supporting his favorite NFL team, the San Diego Chargers.

Surviving are his beloved mother, Tena Mae Painter of Elkton; father, Thomas R. Blankenship, Sr. of West Union; maternal grandmother and step grandfather, Dorothy Painter Miller and Wilfred Miller of Broadway; sisters, Shana Coleman of Elkton, Ariel Blankenship, and Skye Falls of West Union; and brother, Chance Blankenship also of West Union. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was predeceased by a maternal grandfather, Richard A. Painter, Sr; and paternal grandmother, Patricia Matheny.

Please join his mother and sister in receiving family and friends at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway on Thursday, January 26, from 6-8pm. He will be laid to rest at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens on Friday, January 27 at 2pm with Pastor Richard Early officiating a grave side service. His body will be cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Douglas                                                                                                             

 

2010, East Wenatchee, Douglas Co., WV, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/281135/Delaney-Virginia.php

Virginia Dare Ginger Delaney, 79, a 51 year East Wenatchee and former Rock Island resident, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Riverwest Assisted Living in Wenatchee. She was born on April 15, 1931 at Borger, Texas.

She spent her early years growing up in Texas and Colorado. Her family moved to Snohomish where she started high school prior to making their home in Everett. She met Clare B. Delaney in 1955 in Everett and they were later married on April 18, 1959 in East Wenatchee. They made their first home together in East Wenatchee, where they remained until moving to Rock Island in 1961. They returned to East Wenatchee in 1976 and have since continued to make their home in East Wenatchee.

Virginia went to work at Stans Merry Mart, in 1969 and continued working there for the next 33 years before retiring in 2002. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening, jewelry and going to plays at the Performing Arts Center.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Clare B. Delaney, East Wenatchee; six children and their spouses, Jim Ward & Alice Anda, San Diego, CA, Linda & Bob Hodgen, Rexburg, ID, Dan & Brenda Delaney, Manson, WA, Bill & Karen Delaney, East Wenatchee, Sue & Richard Sinclair, Wenatchee and Rhea & Jim Blankenship, Corvallis, MT; 23 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Paula Harmon, one granddaughter, one niece and two nephews.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fayette                                                                                                   

 

2010, Charlton Heights, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 16, 2010

Marian F. Corbin, 86, of Charlton Heights, died Dec. 11, 2010, in Rockledge, Fla. Marian was the daughter of the late Gertrude and Henry Fogleman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, E. Warren Corbin. She was a valued employee for many years at United Bank Montgomery as a teller supervisor. Marian was a long time member of Boomer Baptist Church.

Surviving: her only daughter, Nancy Jo Kopp; son-in-law, Tony Kopp; grandchildren, Tony, Anna and Jacquelyn Kopp; sisters, Norma Jean (Jeannie) Gill and Margaret Blankenship ; brother, Hershel Fogleman; sister-in-law, Helen Fogleman; cousins, Alice and Ernie George; niece, Anna Collins; and her devoted neighbors, Lois and Raymond Hannigan and Penny and Paul Tolley.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Groves Cemetery in Summersville, with Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Dixie, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - May 3, 2010

Wanda L. Smith, 73, of Dixie entered into rest Saturday, May 1, 2010. Born June 15, 1936, in Vaughan, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ezel Hughes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Wallace Smith; and brother, Frank Hughes. She was co-owner of the former Bentree Grocery and a homemaker.

Wanda is survived by her sons, Gary Smith and wife, Leslie, of Dixie and Kenny Smith of Oak Hill; brothers, Earl Hughes of Dixie, Grant Hughes of Minnora, Leo Hughes of Troy, Ohio, and James Hughes of Athens, Tenn.; sister, Betty Martina of Wilmington N.C., and Mary Wertz of Valdese, N.C., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Kimberly, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 3, 2010

Steven Keith Bird, 57, of Kimberly, entered into rest Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at home. He was born on June 25, 1952, in Gauley Bridge, and was a retired coal miner from Peabody Coal Company.

Survivors include his father, Junior Bird of Gauley Bridge; wife, Sherry McCallister Bird of Kimberly; daughter, Jessica Bird Richards of San Diego, Calif.; sons, Jeremy Lee Bird of St. Albans, and Steven Michael Bird, his wife, Teresa Dawn, and their two children, Emily Dawn and Niedra Lynn of Cannelton; and brother, Mark Bird of Orgas.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Paul Lee and Michael David Bird of Gauley Bridge. His mother, Iona Bird, followed him in death on January 1, 2010.

A joint funeral service with his mother will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2010, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Ministers Billy E. Morris, Lee Holliday and Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Gauley Bridge, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - April 7, 2010

Doris Burford died on April 3, 2010. Born July 23, 1928, in Cairo, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Millard and Gertrude Burch Crowe. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Zane; granddaughter, Andrea; grandson, Tracy; brothers, Billy, Howard, Melvin and Freddie Crowe; and sister, Carolyn Crowe.

Surviving: daughter, Marsha (Bill) Angel of Oak Hill; sons, Lee (Lori), Rodney (Debbie), and Richard (Patty), all of Gauley Bridge, and Steve (Della) of East Bank; grandchildren, John (Teresa), Lorri, Michael (Sandy), Amanda, Nick (Stacy), Chris (Holly), Jason and Melissa (Chad); great-grandchildren, Michael, Chase, Micah, David, Mariah, Luke, MacKenzie, Andrew, Brooklyn, Olivia, Zane, Eli, Alex and Ella; and sister-in-law, Jackie Burford of Charleston.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Gauley Bridge, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - September 2, 2010

Tom Cole, 92, of Gauley Bridge, died Aug. 30, 2010, at CAMC-General Division. Born Feb. 27, 1918, in Gauley Bridge, he was the son of the late Walter Alexander and Anne Belle Taylor Cole. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Cole; son, Kenneth Tolliver; brothers, John and Earl Cole; and sisters, Grace Cole, Bonnie Stull, Maycle MacKibben, Ruby Roop and Esta Mae Cole.

He was a coal miner, having worked for Gamoca, Gauley Mountain, Semet-Solvay Harewood Mine, and worked on the Hawks Nest Tunnel. He was a member of the UMWA.

Surviving: his sons and daughters, Thomas Wayne Cole (Josie) of Belva, Bill Tolliver (Vuila) of Gauley Bridge, Sandra Cole Niday of Dunbar and Ann Blankenship of Gauley Bridge; brothers, Walter Cole of Gauley Bridge, and Sonny Cole of St. Albans; sister, Reba McClain of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Dennis Preast officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Hico, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - May 8, 2011

Rubal W. Browning, 79, of Hico, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, in Oak Hill, WV, following a long illness. He was born April 29, 1932, at Spice Creek, WV. He was the son of the late Sherman and Edna Blankenship Browning.

He was also preceded in death by 4 sisters: Zina Wiley, Elzora Grimmett, Ollie Browning and Ival Collins; 2 brothers, Homer and Jimmy Browning. Mr. Browning was a retired self-employed owner and operator of his Saw Mill at Hico, WV. He was a member of Ansted Baptist Church in Ansted.

Survivors are his loving wife, Annie Lou Browning of Hico; two sons, Stephen Browning of Hico and John Browning and wife Cindy of Ames Heights; sisters, Emma Mitchell and her husband Bill of Verner and sister in law Edith Browning of Columbus, Ohio. 6 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Verner Community Church in Verner, with Family from 5 to 6 p.m. and friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with service at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Walter Grimmett Officiating. Visitation will follow Tuesday at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted, Family 5 to 6 p.m.; Friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with service at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Keaton and Pastor Walter Grimmett officiating. Entombment will follow Wednesday at Chapel Of Rest Mausoleum at Victor.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Long Branch, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

There is also a Long Branch in Wyoming Co., WV, JIM

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - October 23, 2011

Zola Pearl Browning Blankenship New, 84 of Long Branch, heard her Lord and Savior calling her home. She answered the call and departed this life on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at her daughter's residence. Born on August 25, 1927, at Leatherwood, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lula Toler Walls.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ola Browning; her second husband, Elmer "Johnny" Blankenship ; seven children: Neva, Melissa, Terry, Chriss, Dale, Eddie and Gene Browning; five brothers: Clayton, Clinton, Harlen, Arden and Dallas Walls; and two sisters: Georgie Miller and Unice Walker.

Zola was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- and great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic House of Faith at Foundation Fork on Long Branch. She loved playing her guitar and singing for the Lord. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She also loved spending time with her wonderful family, her beloved church family, and her many friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Zola and to mourn her passing include her husband, Douglas New; her four children: Bernece (Albert) Keneda, Kent (Joann) Browning, Vent (Roalenn) Browning, and Dottie (Frankie) Lester; her brother, Rodney Walls of Hanover; her two sisters: Gertrude Cline of Hanover and Mavis Walls of New York; her 38 grandchildren; her 67 great-grandchildren; her 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 25th, at the Apostolic House of Faith with the Rev. James Cline officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. Zola will be carried to her final resting place by: Jimmy and Frank Jr. Lester, Scotty Browning, Timothy and Todd Keneda, and Lional Browning. Honorary pallbearers are: Chris, Cody and Fairley Browning, Todd Jr. and Albert Keneda, Chris and Frank Sr. Lester, and James Hurley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Mossy, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 24, 2011

Maxine Mable Cochran Cool, 91, of Mossy, WV, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, WV, following a long illness. Born January 27, 1920, at Big Run, Webster County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Blanche M. Arthur Cochran of Diana, WV. She was a member of the Holly River Baptist Church at Diana and a homemaker.

Her husband, Charles L. Cool, preceded her in death in 2004 and son, John L. Cool, in 2000. She was also preceded by three brothers, Denzil Cochran, Junior Cochran and Therill Cochran, two sisters, Pauline Cutlip and Virginia Hicks, and son-in-law, John "Jack" Hill.

Survivors include daughter, Charlotte L. Gray and husband, Ted Gray, of Mossy, and their children, Tina Sumpter and husband, Jerry Sumpter, their daughter, Ann Sumpter, and fiance, Josh Arrington, and son, Teddy Gray and wife, Teresa Gray, and their son, Colby Gray, all of Oak Hill; another daughter, Susan K. Hill of Oak Hill, and her children, daughter, Tammie Blankenship , and her two children, Michael Taylor and fiancee, Chelsea Spurlock, and Rebecca Taylor and fiance, J. T. Smiley, II, and son, J. T. Smiley, III, of Charlton Heights, daughter, Amy Thompson, and son, Jayden, of Oak Hill, and daughter, Kathy Bowles and husband, Harry Bowles, and their children, Katelynn Thomas, Cassidy Bowles, Ashley Bowles and Bailey Bowles all of Fayetteville. She is also survived by a brother, Roy R. Cochran and wife, Donna, of Vermillion, OH, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Monday, December 26, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Jerry Sears officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - July 1, 2010,

Clara M. Arbogast Willis, 70, of Oak Hill, died June 24, 2010, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. Born April 21, 1940, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Ora Burton Arbogast.

Her husband, Emory Willis; brothers, Donald Arbogast, Jack Arbogast Jr., infant Darrell Arbogast and Dr. James Arbogast; and sisters, Yvonne Bays Turk and Pauline Davis, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Willis was a member of the Mountain View Church of God, Hilltop, and a homemaker.

Surviving: son, Dean Eugene Gamble Sr. of Oak Hill; sister, JoAnn Tilley of Princeton; brothers, William Arbogast of Asheville, N.C., Lewis Arbogast of El Paso, Texas, and Jack "J.W." Arbogast of Oak Hill; special friends, Dorothy Blankenship and James McClure; grandsons, Dean Gamble Jr. and Christopher Gamble of Oak Hill; stepgrandson, Alex Beigel of Mt. Airy, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside rites and committal services, followed by burial, were June 28 at Pleasant View Cemetery, Rt. 1, Fayetteville, with Rev. Rudell Bloomfield officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 10, 2010

Homer Edward Escue, 89, died April 8, 2010, in the Beckley VAMC Extended Care Unit. Mr. Escue resided in Fayetteville after retiring from the coal mines, having spent his working years in Cannelton. He was a proud member of UMWA Local 8843, District 17. A World War II Army veteran, he participated in the Normandy campaign and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Homer "Sam" was the last remaining sibling in his family.

His wife, Kathleen "Jenny" Escue, preceded him in death in 2007 after 60 years of marriage.

Surviving children include Thomas Escue and wife, Cindy, of Liberty Township, Ohio, Dottie Stepp of Beckley, Rebecca Linkous and husband, Charlie, of Fayetteville, Sandra Preast and husband, Bob, of Fayetteville, Toni Raines and husband, Tony, of Elkins, Lilly Jones and husband, Lon, of Gatewood, Debora Blankenship and husband, Jay, of Charleston, and Dewanna Escue of Fayetteville. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. His "special" family included the staff of Beckley VAMC Extended Care Unit. He was happy and felt loved in his final years, along with their excellent care. The family wishes the best to his "Sweets" and "Buddies."

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 149 and VFW Post 3110.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 9, 2010

Billy Daniel Byrd, 66, of Oak Hill, died Nov. 30, 2010, at his home. Born April 29, 1944, at Bramwell, he was the son of the late Glacial and Willie Mae Blankenship Byrd.

Two sisters, Norma Jean Bailey and Betty Ann Sullivan, and a brother, Randy Allen Byrd, also preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner, having worked for Beckley Lick Run-New River Company. Mr. Byrd was of the Holiness faith.

Surviving: his wife, Shirley Evans Byrd; son, Billy Joe Byrd and wife Rosetta of Gatewood; daughters, Barbara Jean Byrd Bradley and husband Charles of Oak Hill, and Lori Ann Byrd Fleshman and husband David of Minden; brother, Bobby William Byrd of Oak Hill; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Raymond Ayers of Oak Hill.

Funeral services were Dec. 3 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Freddie Parkins officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Greenbrier                                                                                             

 

+2010, Alderson, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x180468104/Obituaries-Tuesday-Sept-28-2010

Clark Franklin Blankenship, 75, of Alderson, passed away Sunday morning, September 26, 2010, at his home.Born May 18, 1935 in Green Sulphur Springs, he was the son of the late Lacy Franklin and Laura Jane (Holliday) Blankenship. He attended Rollynsburg Baptist Church in Talcott.

His brother, Dean Russell Blankenship, and son, Jeffrey Hank Blankenship, preceded him in death.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Linda Marie Sue Layden, and husband, James “Butch” of Maryland and Juliana Danielle Ivey and husband, Edward of South Carolina; sons, Clark Franklin (Frank) Blankenship Jr. of Lewisburg, Herbert Lacy Blankenship of Maryland, Cleveland Allen Blankenship of South Carolina; sister, Phyllis Jane Blankenship of Hix; and brothers, Paul Francis Blankenship of Hinton, Roy Lee Blankenship of Bluefield, W.Va., Carson Cleveland “Woody” Blankenship and wife, Janice of Rainelle, W.Va. and Maynard Leo Blankenship and wife, Connie of Hix; eight nephews, four nieces, four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with Rev. Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Hines, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - April 7, 2011

Alma Evelyene Gilkeson, 85, of Hines, went to Glory, Monday, April 4, 2011, in the Heartland of Rainelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. Born on April 3, 1926, at Grassy Meadows, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Clayborn and Alma Jane Stevens Lowry. Evelyene was a teacher in the Lawn Elementary School until its closing. She was a member of the Sewell Valley Baptist Church at Rainelle, where she was able to fulfill her passion for teaching children by teaching in the Jr. Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Wayland Gilkeson; a daughter Nesta Gilkeson; a granddaughter Dion Gilkeson and two sisters Belva Halsey and Bertha Williams.

Survivors include one son Dwight Gilkeson and wife Judith of Clintonville; three daughters Twila Drennen and husband Manuel of Hines, Gayle Beavers of Charmco and Sandra Gilkeson of Hines; three brothers Delvon Lowry of Grassy Meadows, Fred Lowry of Florida and Rodney Lowry of Ohio; four sisters Ermal Harris of Ohio, Virginia Wolfe of Leroy, Verlene Henderson of Florida, and Iris Lamanteer of California; one brother-in-law James (Toby) Hundley of Florida; one sister-in-law Betty Best of Ohio; six grandchildren Mark Drennen, Michelle Drennen, Phillip Beavers, Samantha Blankenship , Brad Gilkeson and Brian Gilkeson; 12 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Milburn Pack officiating. Burial will follow in the McElhenney Cemetery at Grassy Meadows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - February 25, 2010

Juanita Akers-Peyton, 85, of Lewisburg, formerly of Fayetteville, died Feb. 15, 2010, following a short illness. Born Jan. 15, 1925, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Robert Hyatte Henson and Ella Gunnoe Henson.

She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Burke Akers; brothers, Sylvestus Henson, Robert Henson, and Chad Hanson; and sisters, Frances Everman, Pauline Robb, and Sylvia Pell.

Mrs. Akers-Peyton was a noted West Virginia watercolorist, sculptor, author, past vice president of the West Virginia Watercolor Society and a member of the Beckley Art Group. She attended Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg.

Surviving: her husband, James F.B. Peyton of Lewisburg; a sister, Vestella Frink; sons, David Akers and wife Kandy of Fayetteville, and Daniel Akers and wife Susan of Daniels; daughter, Jan Perry of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Julie Blankenship and husband Shawn, Robert H. Akers and wife Shannon, Daniel R. Akers and wife Sarah, Kim Parrish and husband Steve, Josh Akers and wife Ann, Erin Akers, Sean Perry and wife Angie, and Scott Perry; and great-grandchildren, Clara Blankenship , J.D. Mauritz, Chase Mauritz, Dylan Perry, Dakota Perry, Autumn Akers, Ryan Smith, and Robert Kirkland Akers.

A private family celebration of Mrs. Akers-Peyton's life will be held by the family and private graveside services will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 5, 2011

Bonnie Mae Blankenship, 69, passed away Friday, December 2, 2011, at home after a long illness. Born April 6, 1942, in Ronceverte and was the daughter of the late Lacey Wilber and Lula Lawhorn Terry.

Mrs. Blankenship had been a resident of Lewisburg for several years, with many brothers and sisters at Ronceverte Moose Lodge, of which she was an active member; she enjoyed crafts, cooking and helped everybody and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Darryl Mutt Blankenship, in 1996, two brothers, Lester Terry and Ralph Terry.

Survivors include 5 daughters, Deborah Lynn Morgan of Lewisburg, Linda Pierce of Gap Mills, Jennifer Kay Osborne of Lewisburg, Judith Michelle Waid and husband, Raymond Steven, of Prince George, Virginia, and Joy Hall of Lewisburg; 3 sons, Jimmy Hall of Lewisburg, Danny Hall and wife, Barbara, of Lewisburg and Darrel (Buddy) Blankenship and wife, Samantha, of Frankford; 4 sisters, Margaret Terry of Ft. Spring, Diane Long of White Sulphur Springs, Mildred Pittsenberger of White Sulphur Springs, and Nancy Falls of Fairlea; one brother, Larry Terry of Fairlea; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, with Rev. Stewart Farley officiating. Burial to follow in the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Lewisburg. Pallbearers will be Dakota, Sammy, Justine, Josh, Tommy and Mike.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - July 16, 2010

Julia Price Judy, 97,  of Meadow Bluff, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in the Brier Rehab Center at Fairlea following a long illness. Born on November 4, 1912, at Caldwell, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ida Scruggs Price. Mrs. Judy was a homemaker and a member of the Soule United Methodist Church at Meadow Bluff.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands Allen W. Riffey and Ross Albert Judy; 4 brothers, Samuel, Elmer, Emmett and Ira Price; and 4 sisters,  Mary Price, Goldie Castle, Dora Price and Alice Jones; and stepchildren Arvella and Ralph Bennett, Sis and Cleo Clemmons, Mae and Melvin Bennett, Millard (Punch) and Pansy Judy and Lawrence Judy.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son David Riffey and wife Janet Dale of Meadow Bluff; her daughter Cindy Backus and husband Dwight of Rainelle; 2 sisters, Jane Persinger of Tennessee and Margaret Price of Caldwell; 4 grandchildren, Sherri Baker, Gregory Riffey, Vivian Davies (Sean) and Jonathan Riffey (Ashley Underwood); great-grandchildren Adam Roberts, Amanda and Autumn Canfield, Justin, Aaron and Ryan Riffey, Taylor, Nicholas and Mikayla Davies and Nathan Blankenship ; step-great-grandchildren Matt and Chad Underwood, Mike Judy, Jerry Bennett and others; and great-great-grandchildren Mirissa Underwood, Syler Means and Ayden Blankenship .

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Smathers Funeral Chapel in Rainelle with Pastor Larry Walker and Pastor Roy Gwinn officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Orient Hill, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - March 11, 2010

Cecil Lewis Slayton, 67, of Orient Hill, died March 2, 2010, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea following a short illness. Born Dec. 17, 1942, in East Rainelle, he was the son of the late Cecil Lee and Fannie May Walden Slayton.

He also was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Knapp Slayton, and sisters, Mildred Fairchild and Zella Boggess. Cecil hauled coal in the Nicholas County area and later hauled materials for West Virginia Paving.

Surviving: daughters, Carol Blankenship of Rainelle and April Hundley of Meadow Bridge; brothers, Eddie, Johnnie and Jackie Slayton, all out of state; sisters, Bonnie Slusher, Nancy Welch and Shelby Slayton, all out of state; and grandchildren, Haley Blankenship of Rainelle, and Jenna, Caleb and Gage Hundley, all of Meadow Bridge.

As he requested, the body was cremated. A celebration of his life was held March 7 at the Orient Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Luchsinger officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Rainelle, Greenbrier Co., WV, Funeral

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - February 22, 2011

Melvin A. "Mickey" Blankenship, 70, of Rainelle, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at CAMCMemorial in Charleston. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Rainelle, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - August 2, 2011

Rainelle — Nellie Marie Donahoe, 71, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, at her home surrounded by family. Born June 8, 1940, at Lawn, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Lois Blankenship Knapp.

Nellie used to work as a seamstress for Kellwood and was a member of the Maude Chapel United Methodist Church at Grassy Meadows. She had a powerful testimony in caring for others and raising four children after her husband's death. Nellie was a stranger to no one and will be missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband James "Jimmy" E. Donahoe Jr.

Survivors include two sons Richard Wayne and wife Sheri of Rainelle and James Edward, III, "George" and wife Judy of Bryson City, N.C.; two daughters Frances Marie Donahoe of Glenville and Mary Jane Hume and husband James of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers Bill Knapp and Merlin Knapp and wife Nancy, all of Ohio, and Tim Knapp and wife Galena of Rupert; three sisters Alice Holland and husband Pete of Clintonville, Mary Bryant and husband Homer of Smoot and Brenda Campbell and husband Gene of Sam Black; seven grandchildren Becky Blake, Sonya, Tonya and Samantha Donahoe, Brittany Hampton and husband Matt, Lindsey Robinson and Chris Hume; five great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Myrtle Fitzwater.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jay Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - December 10, 2010

Daphne Enid Cowell Miller, 82, of Old White Trail, White Sulphur Springs passed away at the Seasons Assisted Living Center in Lewisburg on Tuesday evening, December 7, 2010. Born January 2, 1928 in Enfield, Middlesex, England, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Bernard and Dasey Shirley Winifred Cowell.

Mrs. Miller was of the Baptist faith. Before retiring, she was a teacher at Anthony Correctional Center. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her hobby was needlework, such as embroidery and knitting.

Preceding her in death, other than her parents, were two children, John B. Miller and Teresa S. Waid.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, a retired U.S. Navy man and retired school teacher, Jacob C. Miller, also residing at the Seasons; her children, Dr. Linda Blakeley of Eglon, Jose Delp of Whiteford, Md., and Jean Miller of Grayson, Ga.; grandchildren, Caitlin Blankenship of Fayetteville, John Blakeley of Beaver Falls, Pa., Julie Kane of Whiteford, Md., Jessie Tillett of Delta, Pa., and Seneca Fisher and Alden Fisher of Grayson, Ga.; and great-grandchildren, Jay Blankenship of Fayetteville and Lucas Tillett of Delta, Pa.

Her remains will be interred in the family cemetery in Rising Sun, Md. A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and close friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Greenbrier Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Clark F.        75, 18May1935 - 26Sep2010,          Alderson, Greenbrier, WV,               WV-236-48-8852             

Blankenship, Melvin A.    70, 08Mar1940 - 20Feb2011,          Rainelle, Greenbrier, WV,               WV-234-60-5028

 

Hampshire                                                                                                        

 

Hampshire Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Dearl E.        75, 04Oct1934 - 13Mar2010,           Delray, Hampshire, WV,                 WV-236-54-2410             

 

Jackson                                                                                                             

 

+2011, Leroy, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

The Jackson Herald, (Ripley, WV) - June 23, 2011

Johnny Lloyd Staats, 65, of Liverpool Road, Leroy, passed away at home Monday, June 20, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born January 1, 1946 at Turkey Fork, son of the late Orland Camden and Dorothy Dragoo Staats. He was a lifelong mechanic, retiring from several area manufacturing plants. He was a member of the Liverpool Church, an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and he loved his family.

Surviving: His wife of 46 years, Betty Jean Staats; Son, Johnny Lloyd Staats II (Lori) of Sandyville; Daughter, Melissa Dawn Burgess (Larry) of Sandyville; Grandchildren, Jessica Erin and Hannah Paige Staats and Zachary Coleman Burgess, all at home; Brothers, Jimmie L. Staats of Sandyville and Orland L. Staats of Ohio.

In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by sisters Opal Blankenship, Kathy Pursley and Hazel Staats and one brother, Glen Staats.

Funeral services are set for Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at the Liverpool Church with Pastor Bud McVey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Ripley, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

The Jackson Herald, (Ripley, WV) - July 12, 2011

Belva Alice Richards Simons, 95, of Ripley, went home to be with her heavenly father on July 7, 2011 due to natural causes at Eldercare of Ripley. She was born February 21, 1916 in Sandyville, WV daughter of the late Ira and Maggie Allen Richards.

She was a devoted wife of 58 years to the late Daniel C. Simons, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Belva was a born again believer in Jesus Christ and a member of the Mount Hope Church on Joe's Run. She was a tireless homemaker serving as foreman of farm operations when Daniel was away working in addition to raising nine children. She was a voracious reader, especially history and current events, and loved gardening, quilting and giving away cookies from the pumpkin cookie jar.

In addition to her parents and husband three sisters, Ruby Nelson, Sylvia Evans and Emma Casto and one great-grandson, Joshua Simons, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sons, Charles Simons (Debbie) of Unionville, VA, Carrol Simons (Patsy) of Spencer, Ray Simons (Kim) of Sandyville Donald Simons (Barbara) of Leroy, Darrell Simons (Diane) of Akron, OH, and David Simons (Brenda) of Ripley; Daughters, Alice Casto (Donald) of Ripley, Doris Blankenship (Donnie) of Leroy and Carolyn Stiwald (Curt) of Kent, OH; Brothers, Hubert Richards of Sandyville and Gilbert Richards of North Carolina; along with 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Herman Robinson officiating. Interment followed at the Mt. Hope Church cemetery on Joe's Run.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Kanawha                                                                                               

 

2010, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.bartlettburdettecox.com/obituaries/tribute.html?url=http://stei-24011.tributes.com/show/Clara-Blankenship-88863639
Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home

Clara Belle Turley Blankenship, 94, of Charleston, WV went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 in Warrenton, VA. She is now reunited with her loving Husband of 67 years, Ben Blankenship.

She was a Homemaker, Loving Mother and Grandmother, a Deaconess at Starcher Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the South Charleston Order of the Eastern Star Chapter.

Left to cherish her memory are Son, Benny Blankenship and Cathy of Joelton, TN; Daughter, Sue Ann Doyle and Jack of Smith Mountain Lake, VA, Daughter, Sharon Camp and Scott of Red Bluff, CA, Daughter, Kathy Schrader and Rick of Rixeyville, VA; 12 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6-8 PM on Friday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday and burial at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens with her Son-in-law Scott Camp, Grandson Mike Blankenship, and Jerry Johnson officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - July 1, 2010

Mary Lucille Arbogast went home to be with the Lord June 8, 2010. She was born April 6, 1920, in Deer Park, near Cass, and was a daughter of the late Nora and Alva Jackson. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Argile Arbogast; brother, Keith Buckhanon; and sister, Freda Hollandsworth.

She is survived by two sons, Lloyd and Larry Arbogast; a brother, Nixon Jackson; two sisters, Joyce Stanley and Helen Wilfong; six grandchildren, Diana Trigg, Amy Blankenship , Kimberly Arbogast, Matthew Arbogast, Angela Lilly and Chris Arbogast; two stepgrandchildren, Carey Grey and Amy Adkins; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Trinity Baptist Church, Cooktown. Burial will follow in Ruckman Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - March 4, 2010

Gene Carte, 64, of Charleston and Seebert, died Feb. 27, 2010, at home, surrounded with love in the company of his wife, Ann, and his two sons, Clint and David. Born Jan. 28, 1946, in Charleston, Gene was the only child of Dorothy Virginia and Gene Carte Sr.  

He was raised in Smithers, graduated from Montgomery High School in 1963, West Virginia University in 1967 and the West Virginia University College of Law in 1970. Gene was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, and president of his law class. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. In January 1974, he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal from the Department of Defense for meritorious service. In addition to practicing law for 20 years in Fayetteville with James Blankenship , Gene served as a Fayette County Commissioner from 1986 to 2000. Prior to that, he was also an assistant Fayette County prosecutor. At the time of his death, he was serving as counsel to the WV Senate Committee on Economic Development, a position he had held since 2000. Gene's parents opened a restaurant in Smithers called the Burger Carte in 1963, and it became a local icon. After his parents died, Carte had different people manage the restaurant. In 2008, he sold the Burger Carte to Doug and Debbie Divita. Gene was an avid reader, a tennis player, a philosopher and poet, a trout fisherman, and an adventurer and traveler. He was a friend to many, an aficionado of James Joyce and anything Irish and a seeker for knowledge. Next to being at his cabin on the Greenbrier River, he was happiest when playing with his tennis groups at Edgewood Country Club and the Charleston Tennis Indoor Center, or participating in his reading and philosophy groups, or exploring new places.

Surviving: his wife, Ann Hosey Garcelon; his sons, Willard Clinton Carte of Washington, D.C., and David Hedrick Carte of Charlotte, N.C.; his beloved mother-in-law, Bernice Hosey of Charleston; an aunt, Frances Carte Webb of Greer, S.C.; and first cousins, Charles (Betty) Morton of Charleston, Richard (Carol) Smith of Fayetteville, Willard Smith of Piedmont, S.C., Mike Lilly of Port Hueneme, Calif., Terri Lilly of Camden, Maine, Ruth Ann (Mrs. Robert) Cavalier of Smithers, Karen (Mrs. Hamilton) Reid of Charleston, Pam Lively of Greer, S.C., and Melinda Catalano of Florida.

He donated his body to medical science at West Virginia University. A literary tribute to Gene will be held in March at the Kanawha County Public Library and a celebration of his life will be held later in Seebert.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Charleston, Kanawha  Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - August 22, 2010

Thomas "Pop" Henry Blankenship , 78, passed away on August 4, 2010, after a long illness. He was born May 8, 1932 and was originally of Boomer.

He was the fifth of eight children and is survived by his only daughter, of Charleston; and two grandsons. Thomas traveled and worked as a coal miner, a timber cutter and a common laborer. He was raised initially in Putnam County, and after traveling to Lorain, Ohio, and upstate New York, he returned here and finally settled in the Kanawha Valley, where he began working for K-Mart as a porter for 24 years and seven months.

 There will be no service or visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - October 1, 2010,

Dudley Casto, 72, of Charleston passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 28, 2010. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and the owner/operator of Dudley's Heating and Cooling with 50 years of service in the heating and air industry. He was a member of Davis Memorial Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Ethel Wines Casto; stepfather, Homer Tucker; sister, Jeanette Richardson; brother, Jerry Tucker; and his wife, Rosario Casto.

Surviving him are his wife, Dawn Casto; children, Rebecca Blankenship and husband, Donald, of Joplin, Missouri; sons, John and Mark Casto, both of Montgomery, Alabama; daughter, Lisa Flemmings of Louisville, Kentucky; sister, Judy Hutton of Rockledge, Florida; and grandchildren, Tristen Casto, Gayle, Jordan and Robin Flemmings.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 2, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Vannoy officiating. Burial with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin, will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 27, 2011

Phyllis Ann Brison, 84, of Charleston died on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Phyllis was born on April 17, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Bryan and Margaret Brison.

Phyllis had eight siblings, two of whom preceded her in death, brothers, Richard and Bill. She was a longtime employee of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, where she worked for Dr. J.A.B. Holt for over 50 years. Phyllis was the oldest member of Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church, a lifelong resident of Charleston and a graduate of Charleston High School. She loved her home, but also enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Blankenship of Charleston, Jane Plott of Charleston, Martha Somerville of Houston, Texas, and Janet (Lindy) Connell of Pickerington, Ohio; brothers, Thomas (Judy) of Springfield, Va., and David (Karen) of Gotha, Fla.; and 22 nieces and nephews; along with their children and many cousins.

Funeral service will be noon Monday, November 28, at Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Frank T. Shomo officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - January 7, 2010

Mr. William Harold "Bill" Craig, 62, of South Charleston passed away January 5, 2010, in CAMC Memorial Hospital. Bill was a retired welder and a member of the Nitro Moose Lodge.

 He was preceded in death by his father, James Craig; sister, Maryann Blankenship ; and grandson, Christopher Craig.

Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Craig; children, Michael Craig, Jimmy Craig, Christina Wyandt and Susie Newcomer; sister, Sharon Woodrum; brother, Glenn Craig; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - June 7, 2011

Loretta V. Jones, 74, of South Charleston passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She attended Goldtown Community Church, Goldtown. Her hobbies included drawing, writing poetry, spending time with family, and praising the Lord!

Loretta was preceded in death by her son, Terry Wayne Jones; and her parents, Alford and Gracie Blankenship.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Buddy Jones of South Charleston; daughter, Debbie (Al) Carolla of Bradshaw; son, Todd (Sabrina) Jones of Given; sisters, Juanita Bean of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., and Edna Hatfield of Gilbert; and three grandsons, Daniel Carolla of Cedar Bluff, Va., Jonathan Carolla of Bradshaw and Austin Jones of Given.

A service to honor the life of Loretta Jones will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at Goldtown Community Church, Goldtown, with Pastor Al Mendez officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Big Chimney, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 1, 2010

Pauline F. "Pod" Eagle of Big Chimney passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, after a short illness. She was born and raised in Clay County, WV. She was employed by the Kanawha County Assessors office as a clerk. She preceded in death by her beloved mother, Mary Effie Sampson; father, John Riley Sampson; brothers, Paul "Pib" and Richard "Rick"; sisters, Lora "Dahl," Ora "Chug" and Doris "Dork".

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 53 years, Virgil; daughter, Tamra and husband Edward of Pilot, Virginia; son, Tony and wife Renea of Pinch; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Holt of Wilmington, Ohio, and Mary Jane Blankenship of Maysel, WV; lifelong friend, Sarah "Dink" Igo of Youngs Bottom, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2009, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Cabin Creek, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - November 11, 2011

James Dewey Godsey, age 70, of Cabin Creek went home to be with our savior in Heaven on November 9, 2011, at his home. He was born on December 17, 1940, in Tazewell, Va.; he was the son of the late Dewey Green and Elsie Hazel Godsey. Dewey spent most of his life in Cabin Creek with his late wife and mother of his 4 children Jeanette Lusk Godsey.

In addition to his wife parents he was preceded in death by his brother Larry Godsey, Sister Lucille Myers, and a grandson Michael Morton from Tennessee.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons Shane Godsey of New Richmond, Junior Godsey and wife Susie of Bud, William Butch Blankenship and wife Margaret of Cabin Creek; daughter Janet Morton and fiancé Adam Ferguson; grandchildren Daniel, Shana, Carlene, Ava, Bubba, Gregory, Doug, and Blain; two great grandchildren Desarae, Dillon Paul, and Aubrey Mae; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services for Mr. Godsey will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Peace Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity. The gentlemen serving as pallbearers will be Adam Ferguson, Willie McKinney, Frankie Bishop, Cody Bishop, Jeremy Myers, and Darold Colbird.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Elkview, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 2, 2012

Marcella Mullins, 74, of Elkview went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2011, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She was born January 15, 1937, in Charleston to the late Henry William Midkiff and Grace Manning Midkiff. Marcella was a homemaker and a member of Sand Run Gospel Tabernacle Church.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Shad Blankenship; sister, Elladene George; and her beloved dog, "Poncho," who preceded her one month ago.

Surviving are her husband, Vincent R. "Chip" Mullins of Elkview; daughters, Mary Blankenship (Gary-husband) of Nitro, Shannon Lane (John-husband) of Elkview, and Sherry Cummings (Doug-husband) of Charleston; sister, Delores Etta McKinney (Don-husband) of Charleston; grandchildren, April Blankenship , Brittany Lane, John E. Lane, and Tyler Jett; great-grandchildren, Madison and Garrett Blankenship ; sister-in-law, Barbara Huddleston of Clendenin; brother-in-law, Don C. Mullins of Cameron, N.C.; sister-in-law, Gay Francis (Graham) Meadows of St. Albans; brother-in-law, Raymond G. George of Charleston; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Allen and the Rev. Steve Arbogast officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Glasgow, Kanawha Co., WV, Rescue accident

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - October 5, 2011

A fallen West Virginia firefighter will be among those honored in a national memorial service at the National Fire Academy in Maryland. Firefighter Donnie Adkins III, who served with the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department in eastern Kanawha County, was killed in the line of duty in March 2010 while attempting a water rescue during flooding in Raleigh County. Adkins was 32 and had been a firefighter for several years, 2 1/2 with Glasgow, when the rescue boat he was in capsized and he was swept away. He will be among the 72 firefighters killed in the line of duty in 2010 honored Oct. 16 at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. The National Fallen Firefighter Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security will sponsor the event, according to a statement from the foundation. "As first responders to all natural and manmade emergencies, fire service personnel are in constant danger," the release stated. "During 2010, 72 firefighters died in the line of duty, making firefighting one of the nation's most dangerous occupations." Event coordinators expect more than 6,000 people to attend, including dignitaries, members of the fire service, family members and friends. Members from the fire service honor guard units and pipe and drum units from across the United States will also participate. Adkins was part of a five-man team sent from Glasgow to Raleigh County during the March 2010 floods. The crew transported 15 people and three dogs to safety before their boat capsized just after 6 a.m. on March 13 on Piney Creek near Beaver. Adkins, Glasgow Chief Marty Blankenship and Capt. Jay Slack were thrown into the water. Two other Glasgow firefighters in a boat with Beaver firefighters were able to pull Blankenship and Slack out of the water. Adkins was swept away. More than 100 volunteers spent six days searching for Adkins. His body was found in a tangle of brush five miles down Piney Creek from where the boat capsized. Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.craig@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Kanawha City, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 6, 2010

Irma L. Tate, 83, of Kanawha City went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, August 2, 2010, in Ocala, Florida, following a short illness. She was born on October 15, 1926, and was a daughter of the late James and Lucy McMillion.

She was a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Kanawha City. She was a former employee of Quality Laundry, Walker Machinery and Mining Progress.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Tate; only child, Sheila Thompson; brothers, Robert McMillion, Joseph McMillion, Oley McMillion, Gordon McMillion and Leroy McMillion; and sisters, Gracie Cobb, Leatha Burdette, Ora McMillion and Olive Woods.

She is survived by and greatly missed by nieces and nephews, Joy Six, Bob McMillion, Collett McMillion, Theodore Cobb, James Cobb, Everette Cobb, Mary Lou Layne, Linda Slater, Mearly Blankenship , Cleon Burdette, Vera Taylor, Steve Burdette, Shirley Holley, Connie Spradling, Janet Smart, Leroy McMillion Jr., Ronnie McMillion, Dale McMillion and Donna McMillion. She will be sadly missed by her son-in-law, David Thompson and wife, Patty; and Ron and Cindy Thompson, close friends she considered like family: as well as numerous other friends and family.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with Pastor Tom Hughey officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Nitro, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - December 3, 2010

Crystal R. Miller Baber Hooper, 89, of Nitro, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at Hubbard Hospice House. Crystal was a 27-year resident of Nitro, and was formerly of Coopers Creek. She was a member of the Coopers Creek CEOS (formerly known as the Extension Homemakers) for 50 years, and loved to can, sew, and quilt. She was very active in the Salvation Army Home League. During Crystal's lifetime, she attended Coopers Creek Advent Christian Church, Raymond City Community Church, and, most recently, Nitro Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Alta Miller; her husbands, John Melvin Baber and John W. Hooper; her sister, Frances Mae Miller; and a brother, Norman D. Miller Jr.

Crystal is survived by her loving family, Norman M. Baber and wife Teresa of Dunbar, John W. Hooper and wife Susan of Coopers Creek, and Sharon Myland and Junetta "June" Skeen, both of Nitro. She was blessed with seven grandchildren: Tracey Hager, Patrick Skeen, Kathryn Skeen, Melissa Starcher, Laura Hooper, Tricia Blankenship , and Angie Gonzales; and three great-grandchildren: Chelsea Hager, Cody Hager, and Guinevere Starcher.

A service to celebrate Crystal's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with Pastor Dave McCormick and Pastor Rob VanFossen officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 22, 2010

Robert L. "Bobby" Burdette, 65, of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord on January 20, 2010. He was a graduate of Dunbar High School and was employed by the Big Sandy Superstore. He attended Faith Freewill Baptist Church in St. Albans. Born Oct. 3, 1944,

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, John and Wilma Burdette of Dunbar.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Hazel M. Burdette; daughters, Robin Blankenship and her husband, Bobby, of St. Albans and Barbara Curry and her husband, Waldo, of Dunbar; son, Rick Moffatt and his wife, Toni, of St. Albans; brother, Jim Burdette and his wife, Shirley, of Dunbar; and sisters, Donna Thaxton of Sissonville and Nancy Crawford and her husband, Roger, of Orlando, Fla. Also surviving are six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Tom Rowland officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.funeralplan.com/bartlettchapman/archive?id=189450

Bernard H. Goodall, Jr., 90, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Regency Place in Scott Depot. Bernard was born March 30, 1919 in St. Albans, a son of the late Bernard Sr. and Edna O. Torman Goodall. In his early years, Bernard worked for the George Wiemer Lumber Company and was a volunteer fireman for the St. Albans Fire Department for several years. He later served his country in World War II as a member of the United States Navy. Once home Bernard worked for Union Carbide where he later retired and spent a lifetime as a member of First Baptist Church of St. Albans.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Smith Goodall; and son, Ralph Goodall.

Bernard is survived by his son, Huston Goodall and his wife Anna of St. Albans; his daughters, Sharon Frame and her husband Carl of St. Albans, and Connie Fleming and her husband Jim of Scott Depot; his grandchildren, Scott and Brian Goodall, Kelli Blankenship, Donnie and Cory Frame, and Elissa Shell; seven great-grandchildren; and his brother, Max Goodall of St. Albans.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 26, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, with Rev. Joel Harpold officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - February 25, 2010

Andrew George Guthrie, 47, of St. Albans, formerly of Gauley Bridge, died Feb. 19, 2010. Born Feb. 18, 1963, in Clay, he was the son of the late Leonard E. and Elsie Faye Workman Guthrie.

Andrew was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, a CAD operator for Whirlpool, and attended the Brownsville Holiness Church. He also was an Army veteran and an avid outdoorsman.

Surviving: fiancée, Jane Davis of St. Albans; daughter, Michaela Guthrie of Manchester, N.H.; brother, Randy Guthrie of Belle; sister, Ruth Ann Guthrie of Roanoke, Va.; and granddaughter, Lora.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the WV National Cemetery, Pruntytown

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

http://dailymail.com/obituaries#95411

Mrs. Nancy C. Blankenship, 97, of St. Albans was born February 13, 1913, in Buchanan County, Virginia, and was a daughter of the late Bishop and Martha Johnson Colley. She departed this life on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at her residence.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Joe Dingess, seven brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Blankenship was the owner and operator of the Marlaing Drive-Inn in St. Albans.

She is survived by her daughter, Lois Dingess of Logan; grandson, Toney (Susan) Dingess of Pomeroy, Ohio; two great-granddaughters, Bethany (David) Wright and Emily Dingess of Hamilton, Ohio; two great-great-grandchildren, David and Ella Wright; her five sisters, Faye McCleanhan of Cedar Bluff, Va., Ida Branham of Lebanon, Va., Francis Duty, also of Cedar Bluff, Marie Sullivan of Bee, Va., and Gertrude Rassnake of Haysi, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 16, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, with Roger Brewster, Minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - January 18, 2011

Phyllis Jean Blankenship, 74, of St. Albans passed way Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and attended St. Albans United Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harley Blankenship of St. Albans; daughters, Ilene Blankenship , Jeanie Jordan, Bonnie Means and her husband, Bobby, of St. Albans and Lucy Throckmorton and her husband, Bob, of Woodbridge, Va; sons, Eddie and his wife, Vickie, and Randal Sr. and his wife, Yvonne, of St. Albans; brother, Bobby Sargent and his wife, Frances, of Teays Valley; grandchildren, Randal Jr., Harley Jr., Travis, Bobby and Jessica Blankenship of St. Albans, Dustin Allen of St. Albans, Lisa Jordan of South Charleston, Miranda Qayyum and her husband, Rizwan, of Charleston, Brandon Stinson, Amber Karnes of Hometown and Andrew Burt of New York; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her loving companions, Marselene Lovejoy and Ellie Drake.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at St. Albans United Pentecostal Church, 216 Alameda St., St. Albans, with the Rev. Stephen Neese officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 21, 2011

Freda M. Paul Blankenship Sovine, 94, of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, with her family by her side. She was a homemaker. Freda lived her life for the Lord. She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans. She loved to spend time with her family, attend church and enjoyed the outside whenever possible. Freda was born on March 16, 1917, in St. Albans to the late James F. and Flossie Mae Vandergriff Paul.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Juanita Thomas, and Donna Jean Smith; and brothers, Howard Eugene, James Jr. and Dennis Ray Paul.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon L. and Bill Gillispie of Hurricane, Rita F. and Kenny Woods of Tornado, Patty J. and Tom Tackett of Sumerco; sons and daughters-in-law, Alvis L. and June Paul of Lebanon, Mo., Gary Neal Blankenship of St. Albans, Robert E. and Nellie Blankenship of St. Albans, Roger "Butch" and Marty Blankenship of Winfield and Timothy R. Sovine of St. Albans; sister, Arbutus Strickland of Elkview; and brother, Johnny Paul of Hurricane. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; caretaker, Patty McKlen; and special pet bird, Bubba.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, with the Rev. David Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Kanawha Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Clara B.        94, 26Jul1915 - 06Jul2010,              Charleston, Kanawha, WV,               WV-234-88-4607             

Blankenship, Thomas H.   78, 08May1932 - 04Aug2010,         Charleston, Kanawha, WV,               WV-235-52-6556             

Blankenship, Donald         75, 20Jul1934 - 03Feb2010,            Saint Albans, Kanawha, WV,               WV-235-52-9498             

Blankenship, Nancy           97, 13Feb1913 - 11Aug2010,          Saint Albans, Kanawha, WV,               WV-235-46-2415

Blankenship, Phyllis J.      74, 18Jul1936 - 16Jan2011,             Saint Albans, Kanawha, WV,               WV-235-78-2591             

 

Lewis                                                                                                                 

 

+2010, Walkersville, Lewis Co., WV, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/94266/Kennedy-Roy.php

Roy Lee Kennedy, 73, of Big Run road Walkersville passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2010 in United Hospital Center of Clarksburg following an extended illness. He was born in Warren, OH on October 10, 1936: son of the late Henry Kennedy and Sarah (Blankenship) Kennedy. On December 4, 1970, he married Barbara A. (McDonnell) Kennedy, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Mary Catherine Atchison and husband Dean of Weston and Christine Harris and husband Thomas of Lost Creek and one son: Robert Kennedy and wife Laura of Horner. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Megan Allen, Sean Harris, Catlyn Kennedy, Taylor Kennedy, Haley Kennedy, Allison Atchison and Jonathan Atchison and 1 great-grandchild: Andrew Sturm. Mr. Kennedy is also survived by one brother William Kennedy in Tennessee, four sisters: Pauline Dale of Bluefield, Chloe Washburn of Deland, FL, and Peggy Costello and Linda Lowe both of Chilhowie, VA and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by four brothers. Mr. Kennedy retired from Lehigh Construction Company as a dozer operator. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Weston. Roy enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Patrick Catholic Church of Weston with Rev. J. Stephen Vallelonga as celebrant.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lincoln                                                                                                   

 

2011, Branchland, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - November 11, 2011

Eplin, Robert Lee, Sept. 6, 1957 - Nov. 8, 2011.

Robert Lee Eplin, 54, of Branchland, W.Va. died Nov. 8, 2011. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Wallace Funeral Home in Barboursville, WV. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Johnny Jackson. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery, Wayne, WV.

He was born Sept. 6, 1957 in Huntington, a son of the late Howard and Mary McSweeney Eplin. He is survived by his wife, Tina Purdy Eplin; one daughter, Melissa Drown, of North Port, Fla.; two sons, Robert Eplin, Jr., of Nokomis, Fla., David Eplin of Venice, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Nancy Eplin of Englewood, Fla. and Ronald and Cheryl Eplin of Wayne, W.Va.; and five grandchildren, Timothy, Kellyann, Xander, Robbi and Binaca.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

http://news.herald-dispatch.com/obituaries/index.php?id=36888903

Troy Edsil Blankenship of West Hamlin, WV, departed this life Sunday, February 13, 2011. He was born on August 10, 1918, at Salt Rock, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Virginia Pack Blankenship. He was the last surviving child of the late Preston and Sena Jeffrey Blankenship. His late brothers and sisters are Algie Blankenship, Claude Blankenship, Sidney Blankenship (who died in World War II while serving at the same time as Troy served), Irma May Butcher, Undine Fern Ray and Daisy Pearl Clay.

Troy served his country during World War II for 30 months in North Africa, where he stormed Anzio Beachhead. He served in Battery D, 454th Coast Artillery Battalion in Tunisia, Rome, Southern France, Central Europe, Ardennes, Rhineland and throughout that area. He received several awards and ribbons upon discharge. He retired from Houdaille Industries after 32 years of service. He was well known for his love of music and played both guitar and banjo with many people throughout the years. He also sang many Appalachian folk songs from his childhood. Troy was a born-again Christian and member of the Mt. Moriah United Baptist Church.

Troy is survived by his four children and their spouses, Larry and Hazel Bills Blankenship, Gary and Linda Blankenship Messinger, Terry and Jacquelyn Roy Blankenship, Greg and JoAnn Blankenship Gosnay. His surviving grandchildren and their spouses are Heath and Sabrina Blankenship Halstead, Shane and Danielle Leffingwell Messinger, Justin and Christie Beckelheimer Blankenship, Jared and Sarah Montrosso Blankenship and Josh and Joni Gosnay Shortridge. He took great joy in his great-grandchildren, Shelbi Halstead, Cameron, A.J. and Cash Messinger, Catherine, John and Elizabeth Blankenship, Dakota, Levi, Jack Troy and Leah Blankenship, and Kadon and Jaxon Shortridge. He is survived by five sisters-in-law and one brother-in law, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va. Pall bearers will be Justin, Jared, Jaime and Steve Blankenship, Shane Messinger, Heath Halstead and Josh Shortridge.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Harts, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - December 14, 2010

Geraldine Browning, 68, of Harts, departed this life Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Born May 16, 1942, in Shively, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Lois Smith.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Joe Browning; her maternal grandparents, Lon and Mary Whitt, and her paternal grandparents, Nasby and Caroline Smith.

Geraldine enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed reading, quilting and crocheting.

Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Lisia (Scotty) Thomas of Harts; one son, Timothy "Bo" (Susan) Smith of Chapmanville; two sisters, Lucille (Raymond) Blankenship and Carolyn (James) Ferrell, both of Chapmanville, and one grandchild, Julie Smith of Chapmanville.

 Services will be held at noon Wednesday, December 15, at the Freeman Funeral Home with Minister Clifford Ellis officiating. Geraldine will be laid to rest in the Adkins Family Cemetery at Harts. Pallbearers will be Jason Blankenship, Randy Hughes, Charles Johnson, Tennis Browning, Elvie Browning, and Wayne Browning.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Ranger, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 22, 2010

Ira Ed Vincell, 89, of Ranger, went to be with the Lord at 11:23 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Hospice House of Huntington. Born November 28, 1920, in Middleburg, Ohio, he was a son of the late Charles Edward and Birtie Hapney Vincell. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Mae Matney Vincell, and two great-grandsons, Terry Lee Mosley and Matthew Eldridge.

Ira gave his life to God on March 2, 1963, and has faithfully served him as a member of Ranger United Baptist Church. He was a retired coal miner of Amherst Coal Company and a member of the Local 5850 of Logan. Ira loved his family, church and fishing.

Survivors include nine children, Catherine Blankenship of Wayne, Joann Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Leon Vincell and Linda Grimmette, both of Fort Gay, Hazel (Willard) Mosley of Robinette, Leonard Vincell, Jimmy Vincell (Clarise Peterson), all of Thomasville, N.C., Roy (Deanna) Vincell of Chapmanville, and Goldie (Owen) Wiley of Ranger; 53 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, David (Audrey) Vincell of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charles Edward "Junior" (Bea) Vincell Jr. of Twin Branch, McDowell County; one sister, Lula Worth of Cleveland; his dear friends, Audley and Merlene Wiley; a God-sent friend, Butch Browning; a loving friend and brother in Christ, Ronald Lester, and a host of other friends and loved ones.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Audley Wiley officiating. Burial will follow at the Matney Cemetery at Fort Gay.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - February 4, 2010

Lora Dove Butcher, 72, of West Hamlin, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. She was born February 7, 1937, at West Hamlin, a daughter of the late Irma Blankenship Butcher and Jesse Butcher.

She was a 1954 graduate of Guyan Valley High School and a retiree of Perry-Norvel Shoe Factory.

 She was preceded in death by four sisters, Sadie Bias, Freda Clay, Elma Butcher, and Rose Bailey and three brothers, Baxter Butcher, Harold Butcher and Dale Butcher and a special nephew, Troy Bias.

She is survived by two sisters, Violet Dillon and Barbara Turley (Percy); two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Butcher and Anna Lou Jeffers; and a special nephew, Gene Bias.

Funeral service will be held at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at noon with visitation from 11 a.m. to noon, with Rev. Bobby Burns officiating. Burial will be in Ray Cemetery at Bear Creek, West Hamlin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Death

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - March 11, 2010

James Earl Blankenship, 43, of West Hamlin died Monday at home. Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lincoln Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, James E.       43, 06Oct1966 - 08Mar2010,           West Hamlin, Lincoln, WV,               KY-403-06-6409

Blankenship, Troy E.         92, 10Aug1918 - 13Feb2011,          West Hamlin, Lincoln, WV,               WV-233-28-3797             

 

Logan                                                                                                     

 

2010, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - August 31, 2010

Judith Ann "Ju-Ju" McClellan, 64, of Accoville, celebrated her resurrection Saturday, August 28, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center at Huntington after a long illness. Born February 22, 1946, at Accoville, she was a daughter of the late Donald Franklin and Thelma "Jackie" Lois Hoskinson Roberts. Also preceding her in death was one brother, Larry Roberts; her paternal grandparents, Floyd and Nora Blankenship Roberts; her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Mary Johnston Hoskinson; her parents-in-law, Denver and Martha Fry McClellan; one nephew, Donald Roberts; one niece, Kristine Blevins, and one special aunt, Jan Bias.

Ju-Ju was formerly employed with the National Education Association in Washington, D.C. and retired from the Buffalo Creek Public Service District after 20 years of service in 2004. She was a member of the Becco United Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Aide, loved to sing in the choir and was the anchor and soul of her husband's ministry. A woman of hospitality, Judy loved to cook and if you left her house hungry it was "your own fault." A gracious lover of people, Judy talked to everyone she met and left them feeling loved.

Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Rev. Denver McClellan; one sister, Lois (Bill) Batts of Oxon Hill, Md.; two brothers, James "JD" (Barbara) Roberts of Accoville, who were wonderful helpers throughout Ju-Ju's illness, and Kenny (Angi) Roberts of Deal, Md.; two godchildren, Lucas Gallaher and Kelly Frye; many wonderful nieces, nephews and in-laws, her church family and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life and resurrection will be held at noon today, August 31, at the Becco United Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Brown assisted by Brother Doug McKee and Brother Bob Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - December 9, 2010

Billy Paul Johnston, 41, of Accoville, passed away Monday, December 6, 2010, at Montgomery after an extended illness. Born May 1, 1969, at St. Charles, Ill., he was a son of Hale Billy and Sharon Kay Elam Johnston.

Also preceding him in death was one brother, Chris Johnston; maternal grandparents, Roy and Florence Whitt Elam; paternal grandparents, Andrew and Mamie Blankenship Johnston; four uncles, Delancy Elam, James Elam, Delbert Johnston and Lockard Johnston, and three aunts, Mary Kinder, Effie Kirk, and Yvonne Johnston.

Mr. Johnson was a self employed construction contractor. Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include three children, Angel Johnston of Accoville, Michael Scites of Davin, and C.J. Carpenter; one sister, Kimberly (Gary) Miller of Accoville; five aunts, Charlotte (Frank) Cocat, Mary Allen, Freda Perry, Flossie (Earl) Cook and Garnet (Ronald) Depta; one uncle, Roy (Mary Helen) Elam Jr.; three nephews, Gary Miller and Tyler Johnston, both of Accoville, and Daniel Balt of Princeton, Ill.; one great-niece, Brooklyn Miller of Accoville, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will commence at Noon Saturday, December 11, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 27, 2011

John E. Evans, 33, of Accoville, departed this life Thursday, March 24, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, from Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston after an extended illness. Born May 19, 1977, at Man, he was a son of the late John Gilco and the late Carolyn Church. He was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Angeline "Angie" Gilco Evans of Accoville and the late Ricky L. Evans, who raised him from the age of three weeks.

Also preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Tom and Addilee Blankenship Gilco; one uncle, Terry Gilco, and cousins, Tamara Gilco, David Aaron Gilco, Austin Lovins, Isaac Harris, and Jennifer LeAnn Evans. John loved to spend time outside walking and enjoying nature. He never met a stranger and talked to everyone who crossed his path.

Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Zachary and Jacob, both of Crooked Creek; the mother of his children, Tabithia Fields of Crooked Creek; three brothers, Greg (Jessica) Evans of Billings, Mont., and Russell Evans and Ricky (Carol) Evans, both of Accoville; one half-brother, Michael Church of Pineville; a very special cousin and caretaker, Tommy Lee Gilco of Mill Creek; a special cousin who watched over him throughout his life, Jeananne Gilco of Accoville; his best friend and uncle, Alvin Gilco of Accoville; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will commence at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church at Accoville Hollow with Rev. John T. Viars officiating and eulogy read by Tommy Gilco. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Amherstdale, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 1, 2011

Judy Mae Browning Rakes, 59, of Amherstdale, went home to be with her heavenly Father Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from Logan Regional Medical Center after a long illness. Born September 22, 1951, at Crites, she was a daughter of the late Sebert and Katie Ward Browning.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Teddy Dean Rakes; one sister, Gwendolyn Browning, and two brothers, Jerry Lee Browning and Sebert Browning Jr.

Judy was a homemaker. She was a member of the Crown Freewill Baptist Church but, due to her chronic illness, was only able to attend when her health allowed. Judy enjoyed working crossword puzzles, listening to her scanner, spending time with her grandchildren and visiting with her special friends and family who would come to see her. She loved her canine companions, Buddy and Snoopie, who offered her many hours of comfort and entertainment. Before her illness, she enjoyed cooking, shopping, going to church and helping others.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Bridgett Lusk (Russell) Blankenship of Amherstdale; two step-children, Sabrina Matney of Accoville and Kevin Ray Rakes of Gilman Bottom; five grandchildren who cherished their Mom-aw, Kristen Marie Griffey, Ricky Lee "RJ" Griffey Jr., Ashley Lee Matney, Kayla Nicole Matney, and Gregory Dean Matney; two sisters, Linda Spears and Virginia Wooten, both of Robinette; one brother, Joseph Browning of Amherstdale; one very special cousin, Virginia Hager of Robinette; one very special great-nephew, Ricky Browning; several special nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will commence at 1 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Vance officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Pallbearers will be Ricky Browning, Jamie Browning, Jennings Spears, John L. Collins, Jr., Mark Dillon, and Jeff Dillon. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Browning and Richard Spears.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Baisden, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - March 24, 2009

Dale Glanden, 86, of Baisden, died Saturday March 21, 2009 at her residence. She was born Aug. 18, 1922 at Christian W.Va. to the late Troy and Rosetta (Hatfield) Blankenship .

Services are today at 1 p.m. at the Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at Baisden. Burial will follow at the Glanden Family Cemetery a Baisden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Troy poss son of John Wesley Blankenship & Nef. Vicie Carter

 

2010, Bruno, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/show/Edith-Blankenship-88615791

Edith “Goggy” Blankenship, 87, of Bruno, joined her husband in their heavenly home Wednesday, May 27, 2010, from Logan Regional Medical Center at Logan after an extended illness. She was born May 8, 1923, in Logan County, a daughter of the late Charles and Emma Lyall Carter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Blankenship; two sisters, Imogene and Ruby Carter; and two brothers, Estil and Dempsey Carter.

Edith was a home maker and an avid gardener. A Christian, Edith has realized the promises of her faith.

Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Norma (Nick) Musser of Barboursville; two grandchildren, Tommy and Timmy Musser of Barboursville; two special step-grandchildren, Brandon and Amy Blankenship of Man; four great-grandchildren, Ashlie, Chelsie, Trinity, and Niteria, all of Barboursville; four sisters, Shirley Gillispie of Bruno who was Goggy’s special caregiver, Betty Bowens of Danville, Lula Browning of Clayton, NC, and Louise (Billy) Dillon of Huntington; three brothers, Dewey Carter of Columbus, OH, Donald “Bob” Carter of Logan, and Earnest (Mary) Carter of Conway, SC; many nieces and nephews, special neighbors, Sharon and Leander Workman of Bruno; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with Rev. Alford Setzer assisted by Rev. Woodrow Gillispie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Bruno, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 13, 2010

On Friday July 9 2010, a child of God, Mathias "Buddy" Ellis, 71, of Bruno, went home to be with the Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and to join his loved ones waiting for him in Heaven, from Logan Regional Medical Center. Born February 15, 1939, at Bruno, he was a son of the late Harmon and Dementia Christian Ellis.

Also preceding him in death was his step-mother, Janice Glandon Ellis; eight brothers, Charles Ellis, Kadger Ellis, Lavon Ellis, Donzil Ellis, Zenith Ellis, Ronald Ellis, Darrell Ellis, Ricky Ellis, and one sister, Shirley (Ellis) Gill.

Mathias "Buddy" was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle, great-grandfather and friend. He was an avid fisherman. He thoroughly enjoyed life as a Christian. He was a member of Sandlick Freewill Baptist Church, serving as a trustee for 15 years.

Those left to love and cherish his memory and to carry on his legacy include his loving wife of 49 years, Shelby Grimmett Ellis; three sons, Bernard (Natalie) Ellis, Donald (Frankie) Ellis of Bruno and Darren (Stephanie) Ellis of Ashton; eight precious grandchildren, Bridgette (Steven)Ellis, Brandi (Eric)Nester, Lakein (Richard) Linville, Aaron, Katie, Heather, Rachel and Christopher Ellis; three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Ronald and Bailey Ellis; six sisters, Opal Blankenship of Bruno, Barbara (Fred) Newman of Hurricane, Wanda (Larry) Sites of Petersburg, W.Va., Kay (Michael) Roberts of Chapmanville, Sandra (Michael "Cud") Ellis of Accoville, Sharon (Wade) Hatfield of Moneta, Va.; six brothers, Michael of Moneta, Danny, Jackie (Sue) Ellis of Newak, Ohio, Harold (Lynn) Ellis of Accoville, Larry (Martha) Ellis of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Harmon (Debbie) Ellis Jr. of Emmett; a special sister-in-law, Edna Mae Ellis, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other dear family and friends who he loved deeply.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the Sandlick Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Cantrell, Rev. Linzell Walls and Rev. Tilly Walls officiating and Bob And Dixe Frazier singing. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. He will be carried to his final resting place by his nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Toler, Charlie Williamson, Joe Lane, Wally Griffin, Woody Gillespie, Jake Smith, Kelly Smith, Ronald Walls, Roger Walls, Ozzie Burgess, Keith Cline, Rick Browning, Kenny Smith, and Elzie Lamb.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Bruno, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - November 26, 2010

On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, a child of God, Opal Louise Blankenship, 80, of Bruno, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to join her loved ones waiting for her in heaven from Logan Regional Medical Center at Logan after an extended illness. Born May 26, 1930, at Bruno, she was a daughter of the late Harmon and Dementia Christian Ellis.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Tildon F. Blankenship ; step-mother, Janice Ellis; nine brothers, Charles, Kadger, Lavon, Donzil, Zenith, Ronald, Darrell, Ricky, and Mathias Ellis, and one sister, Shirley Gill. Opal was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother, aunt, great-grandmother and friend. She thoroughly enjoyed life as a Christian and was a member of the Bruno Church of God. Opal taught Sunday school for over 30 years.

Those left to cherish her memory include her four daughters, Judy (Bud Browning) Tiller of Tamcliffe, Rev. Karen (Dunk) Frye of Robinette, Charlotte (Joe) Gollie of Danville, and Debbie (Bob) Fender of Bruno; two sons, Rev. Tildon (LaDonna) Blankenship Jr. of Logan and Bernard (Kelly) Blankenship of Neibert; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Barbara (Fred) Newman, Wanda (Larry) Sites, Kay (Michael) Roberts, Sandra (Cud) Bailey, and Sharon (Wade) Hatfield; six brothers, Michael Ellis, Danny Ellis, Jackie (Sue) Ellis, Rev. Harold (Lynn) Ellis, Larry (Martha) Ellis and Harmon (Debbie) Ellis Jr.; sisters-in-law, Edna Mae Ellis and Shelby Ellis; a host of nieces and nephews and two special friends, Frankie Lamb and Pearl Hall.

The funeral service will commence at 1 p.m. Monday, November 29, at the Bruno Church of God at Bruno with Rev. Roger Frye officiating the ceremonies. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

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2011, Bruno, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 15, 2011

Lewis Jason Williams, 34, of Bruno, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Logan Regional Medical Center after a courageous eight year battle with leukemia with his parents at his side. Born May 6, 1976, at Man, he was a son of Arland Jay and Linda Adkins Williams of Bruno. Jason loved life and loved playing Farmville, Fishing, Hunting and riding horses, but most of all spending time with his children. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Eugene and Lillian Adkins; paternal grandparents, John B. Williams and Dixie Mae Shell; three uncles, Frank and Ronnie Williams and Rev. Bennie Blankenship, and a cousin, Beverly Blankenship.

Additional survivors include a son, Andrew Jacob Williams (Daddy's little man); a daughter, Jayla McKenzie (Daddy's Angel); two brothers, Mike (Lucille) Williams of California and Frank (Kim) Williams of Ohio; several aunts, Debbie Blankenship, Diane (Suzy) Cook, Ruth Ann (Fuzzy) Thewes, Deloris Ann Fickle and Kay Williams, and two special aunts which he fondly loved, Nancy Brown and Peggy (Pete) Harvey. Jason also leaves to mourn his passing a host of uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Bruno Church of God with the Rev Roger Frye officiating. Keeping with the family wishes, Jason will be cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Chapmanville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - January 19, 2010

Mr. Charles "Buck" Dallas Sumler, 71, of Chapmanville, departed this life Sunday, January 17, 2010. Born March 23, 1938, in Lake, he was a son of the late Doma Covey. Buck enjoyed horses, 4-wheeling, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Thelma J. Sumler; two daughters, Angela (Michael) Schutte and Detreia (Chris) Mays, both of Chapmanville; three sisters, Betty Ball and Lenore Payne, both of Lake, and Francis Barron of Virginia; one brother, Leo Ball Sr. of Lake; two grandchildren, Halie Jo Eldridge and Carlie Morgan Mays, both of Chapmanville, and four special friends, Ronnie Ellis of Crooked Creek, Jimmy Stapleton of Peach Creek, Ray Harvey of Delbarton and Dicky Evans of Logan.

A celebration of Buck's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, at the Freeman Funeral Home at Chapmanville with Minister Roy Vance officiating. He will be laid to rest in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Ellis, Joey Eldridge, Jason Blankenship, Danny Baldwin, Mike Bell and Terry Belcher. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Pearson, Dicky Evans, Ray Harvey, Jimmy Stapleton and Glenn Workman.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Chapmanville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

http://loganbanner.com/view/full_story/6571242/article-MABEL-NELSON?

Mrs. Mabel Dempsey Nelson, 89, of Chapmanville, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born December 2, 1920, in Logan, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Ida Frazier Dempsey. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Mack Nelson; one son, Ansel Nelson; one infant daughter, Ruby Joyce Nelson; one infant son, Limuel Nelson; her companion, Narlis Watts Sr., and two sisters, Garnet Dempsey White and Ruby Dempsey Blankenship.

Mabel enjoyed traveling and seeing different places, sewing, quilting, flea marketing and helping others in any way she could. She was of the Church of God faith.

Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Peggy Watts (Roger) Lambert of Harts, Patricia Watts (Dave) Majic of Clendenin and Florene Nelson (Clovis) Mullins of Ferrellsburg; four sons, Elmer Nelson of Huntington, Charlie M. (Kathy) Nelson of Ona, Narlis (Kim) Watts Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, and Don (Quinnie) Watts of Chapmanville; two sisters, Bessie (Dewey) Adkins of Toney Addition and Gladys (the late Arthur) Porter of Sprucepine, Ala.; one brother, Ray (Brenda) Dempsey of Paynesville; 17 grandchildren, Misty Watts Richardson, Angel D. Watts Manthey, Sherry Mullins Tackett, Anthony “Tony” Mullins, Makala Nelson, Rebecca D. Watts, Donnie A. Watts, Stacee Watts, Hannah Watts, April D. Nelson, Ronnie Nelson, Russell Nelson, Karen Nelson, Angela Nelson, Tammy Duty, Joseph Herron and Donnice Maynard; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; her dear friends, Mae White, Freda Bell and Peggy J. White, and a host of other close family and friends.

Per Mabel’s request, no services will be held.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Chapmanville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - November 7, 2010

Mr. Colonial Dale Dingess Jr., 51, of Chapmanville, was born March 21, 1959, at Logan, a son of the late Colonial Dale Sr.and Jane Conley Dingess. He departed this life Thursday, November 4, 2010, at Thomas Memorial Hospital at South Charleston.

Mr. Dingess was a retired bus driver for the Logan County Board of Education and a member of the Stone Branch Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Janet L. Adams Dingess; one daughter, Megan Dingess of Harts; three grandchildren, Christopher Dale Blankenship , Breanna Jane Blankenship and Kaylee Rena Williams; four brothers, Douglas Ray (Darlene) Dingess, Lee (Missy) Dingess and Carl Dingess, all of Chapmanville, and Rick (Sharon) Dingess of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, Justine (Jack) Byers; mother-in-law, Pauline Adams Peters; uncle, Jimmy Dingess of Ohio; aunt, Molly (Aaron) Browning of Browns Run of Harts and Becky (Ralph) Police of Harts, and brothers-in-law, Charles (Brenda) Adams and William (Marie) Adams.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 8, at the Stone Branch Church of God with Rev. Harry Joe Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in the Dingess-Conley Cemetery at Browns Run.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Chapmanville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - September 8, 2011

Allen Alton Blankenship, 87, of Chapmanville, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at Boone Nursing and Rehab at Danville. Born June 6, 1924, in Rita, he was a son of the late Suiter and Pearl Blankenship.

Also preceding him in death were his grandparents, Allen Blankenship, Mary Toler, Ed Hatfield and Laura Marcum; three sisters, Ruby Moore, Naomi Wiggins and Wilma Blankenship; three brothers, Albert, Alvin and Edward Blankenship, and his father and mother-in-law, Henry and Faye Spence.

Allen loved going to church and serving the Lord. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ginsenging, mining and collecting coins and knives. Allen was a deacon and Sunday school superintendent for years in the Bright Star and Wilbur Freewill Baptist Church. He always helped anyone he could, and loved his family, children and animals.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Iris Blankenship; one daughter, Beverly (Michael) Slade of Chapmanville; two sons, Curtis (Lynn) Blankenship of Huntington and Bobby Dale (Audrey) Blankenship of Chapmanville; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon, Luc and Nathan Blankenship , all of Huntington, and Sara, Samantha and Sidney Slade of Chapmanville; one step-grandson, Seth Curry; five great-grandchildren, Ada, Wyatt, Oliver, Alton and Amellia Griffith, all of Huntington; a special niece, Alberta Blankenship of Indiana; and three sisters-in-law, Ruth and Shirley Blankenship , both of Indiana, and Betty (Carl) Goudy of Tennessee.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 10, at Freeman Funeral Home with John T. Vance officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Chauncey, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 11, 2010

Bobbie Hilbert, 77, of Chauncey, departed this life Friday, July 9, 2010, at her daughter's residence at Micco. Born February 16, 1933, in Floyd County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Bailey Sloan.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, John W. Hilbert; one son, Johnny Hilbert, and one sister, Maggie Varney. Bobbie was retired from Logan County Board of Eduction and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her son, Charles "Chuck" Hilbert of Chauncey; three daughters, Janet (Pete) Wellman of Proctorville, Ohio, Donna Fleming of Micco, and Regina Mullins of Crestview, Fla.; one sister, Aletha Ellis of Stone, Ky., 11 grandchildren, Patrick (Kim) Wellman of Chesapeake, Ohio, Scott (Tanya) Wellman of Gallipolis, Ohio, Hannah (Chris) Reese and Chris (Heather) Fleming, both of Proctorville, Tracy Fleming of Switzer, Jonathan (Amber) Mullins, Kara Mullins, Cassie Sliegh, all of Crestview, Fla., Steffanie (Robert) Queen of Hickory, N.C., Vicki (Emmanual) Adkins of Chauncey, and Amanda (Tommy) Bias of Omar; 16 great-grandchildren; special friend, Glenna Burgess of Chauncey, and special niece, Betty (Don) Conn of Pine Creek. She was and always will be the sunshine of our hearts and will be sadly missed.

 Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, at the Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Chauncey Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Cow Creek, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

http://loganbanner.com/view/full_story/7879682/article-POLLY-BLANKENSHIP

Polly Ooten Blankenship, 93, of Cow Creek, departed this life Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Boone Nursing Rehab in Danville. Born May 10, 1917, at Myrtle, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Dempsey Ooten.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Rev. Dewey Graden Blankenship; two sons, James Marlin and Charles Fredrick Blankenship; two brothers, Curtis and Virgil, and two sisters, Thelma and Alsie. Polly was a member of the Duncan Fork United Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Deloris Large of New York and Helen Louise Glenn of Palmyria, Ind.; two brothers, Edward Ooten of Duncan Fork and Okey Lee Ooten; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Cow Creek, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - February 25, 2011

Thomas E. White, 51, of Cow Creek, departed this life Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born November 27, 1959, at Huntington, he was a son of Nora Spence White of Cow Creek and the late Jimmie Harold White.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Carl White and Timmy Brumfield; grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Spence, and nephew, Joseph White.

Additionally, survivors include one brother, Jimmie Ray White of Cow Creek; four sisters, Rhonda (Shane Blankenship ) White of De Berry, Texas, Lisa (Rick) Hensley of Dingess, Shanna (Randy) Clemens of Cherry Tree, and Teresa (Jim) Wilson of Lesage; nieces and nephews, Lucinda (Budro) Baisden of Cow Creek, Carlee White of Barnabus, Matthew Hinkle of Logan, Angela (Walter Stevens) of Bossier City, La., Michael (Natasha Hardin) Young of De Berry, Kimberly (Chris Hampton) Young of Keithville, La., Larissa (Jerry Copley) White of McConnell, Destani, Trenedy, and Piper Clemens of Cherry Tree, and Natasha Brumfield and Jimmy Wilson, both of Lesage; great-nieces and nephews, Brock, Braxton and Bryson Baisden of Cow Creek, Skiland Young of De Berry, and Conner Gearlds and Breanna Vig, both of Keithville; cousins, Roland Spence and Daniel Stewart, both of Cow Creek, and Thomas (Joanna) Spence of Huntington; special uncle, Meredith Spence of Man; sister-in-law, Lana White of Barnabus; best friend, Ronnie "Sleprock" Vinson of Barnabus, and many aunts, uncles and friends.

Services will be held at noon Sunday, February 27, at the Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Blankenship and Rev. Gordon Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Getaway United Methodist Cemetery in Ohio.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Crooked Creek, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 6, 2010

Lisa Dawn Adkins, 45, of Crooked Creek, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Logan Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Born November 16, 1964, at Logan, she was a daughter of the late Soloman and Charlotte Hall Adams.

Also preceding her in death was a brother, Gregory Robin Adams, and her grandparents: Dee and Vivian Hall and Elbert and Sarah Adams. Lisa was a custodian with the Logan County Board of Education and a member of the Crooked Creek Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughters: Morgan Leigh Adkins and Aleson Faith Adkins, both at home; son: Joshua of Berkeley Springs; brothers: Randall (Rosemary) Adams, Terry (Deborah) Adams and Bryan (Cindy) Adams, all of Crooked Creek, Holly Adams of Jaspar, Ga., and Jeffrey (Judy) Adams of Logan; sisters: Melodee (Michael) Brewster of Holden, Merry (Jack) Blankenship of Rossmore and Abigail (Gary) of Crooked Creek; uncle, Lonnie T. (Doris) Hall of Mitchell Heights, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Crooked Creek Church of Christ with Minister Tim Secrist officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitman Cemetery at Crooked Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Crown, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 17, 2011

Dorothy Kathleen Ferrell, 71, of Crown, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 15, 2011, from Logan Regional Medical Center after a long illness. Born August 2, 1939, at Lyburn, she was daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Cythia Jones Blevins. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Wilson Kenneth Ferrell Jr.; one infant daughter, Deloris Jean Ferrell, and two sisters, Florine Fugate and Betty Isaacs.

Dorothy was a home maker. She was a Christian who celebrated her spiritual birth at the Liberty Baptist Church at Amherstdale. Dorothy enjoyed sitting on her front porch swing and going shopping.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Cythia Blankenship of Accoville, Wilson (Zine) Ferrell of Wilkinson, Jimmy (Georgette) Ferrell and Angela (James) Murphy, both of Amherstdale, James (Debbie) Ferrell of Gilbert, and Teresa (Earl) Jones, Beatrice (Donald) Smith, and Dottie Ferrell, all of Crown; two sisters, Bonnie (Wilbert) Webb and Edith (Terry) Swint, both of Zanesville, Ohio; three brothers, Ottice (Shirley) Blevins of Zanesville, and BoBo Blevins and Earl-Gene Blevins, both of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Jamie Blankenship , J.R. (Brittany) Ferrell, Matthew Ferrell, Blake Ferrell, Devon Ferrell, Whitney Ferrell, P.J. Ferrell, Curtis (Jennifer) Adams, Amber Smith, Kelly Smith and Jenny Ferrell; six great-grandchildren, Braxton Blankenship , Bryson New, Preston Ferrell, Colton Chapman, Halie Vance, and Patrick Adams; two special friends, Janice Murphy and Janine Files; a special caregiver, Tara Roberts; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will commence at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Freddie Clay officiating. Burial will follow in White Cemetery at Crown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Davin, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 16, 2010

Robert Cecil "Bob" Curry, 78, of Davin, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 13, 2010, from CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston. Born March 22, 1932, at Amherstdale, he was a son of the late Cecil and Elizabeth Arthur Curry. Also preceding him in death were two daughters, Kaye Curry and Mary Ann Curry; one son, Robert Cecil "Butch" Curry Jr.; three brothers, Rev. Lewis Curry, Charles "Beet" Curry and Talmadge Curry, and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Archie Clay and Eugene and Darlene Clay.

Bob was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church at Man, the Aracoma Lodge No. 99 AF&AM, Logan Chapter No. 60 Order of the Eastern Star, Beni Kedem Shriners, the Rebecca's, and the Odd Fellows. An outdoorsman, Bob enjoyed fishing and gardening. Devoted to his family, he loved spending time with his great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 30 years, Madeline Clay Curry; one daughter, Dianna (Monty) Miller of Mallory; one son, Donny Curry of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Randall Miller of Cyclone, Gerime Miller of Mallory, Robert Chase Curry and Amber Curry, both of Millsboro, Dela., and Amanda Curry, Heidi Curry, and James Curry, all of Cape Coral, Fla.; three great-grandsons, Chase Curry of Cape Coral, Fla., and Zak Miller and Sky Miller and their mother, Kristi Miller, all of Logan; one sister, Edna Curry Harrison of North Carolina; one brother, Raymond (Charlotte) Curry of Ocala, Fla.; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Doris Jean Merritt of Branchland, Bonnie Donnelly of Amherstdale, Anna Gay Compton and Rev. Argie and Wanda Clay, all of Ohio, Linda Wingler of Accoville, Rev. Freddy and Patsy Clay, Yvonne Clay and Imogene Baker, all of Crown, Doris (Rev. Ralph) Reedy of Davin, and JoAnn Curry of Proctor Bottom; his best friend, Ray Meade of Whitman; special friends, Charles and Sis Brumfield of Davin, Junior Willis and Margaret Gunnells, both of Greenvalley, and James and Charlene Williams of Claypool; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

 Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church at Man with Rev. Benny Blankenship and Brother Robert Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby with Masonic Graveside Rites conducted by the Aracoma Lodge No. 99 and Military Graveside Rites conducted by VFW Post 6153 and American Legion Post 103, both of Chapmanville, and DAV Post 39 of Harts. Pallbearers will be Billy Adkins, Charles Blankenship, Ritchie Lester, Buddy Boy Justice, David Baker and Bill Frye. Honorary pallbearers will be John U. Collins, Willie Stevenson, Ray Meade, Chris Johnson, Teddy Sansom, Bueford "Boots" Lester, Frank VanDeLind, and Ernest Cline.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Davin, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Jimmy Harold “Big Daddy” Blankenship, 81, of Davin, earned his angel wings and was carried away to heaven by angels on Friday, April 1, 2011, from Logan Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He was born on October 15, 1929, at Lex in McDowell County, a son of the late Abraham and Virginia “Jenny” Boyd Blankenship.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert “June” Blankenship; and one sister, Jerry Smallwood.

Jimmy was a coal miner for 53 years, having worked for Peter White Coal Company, Island Creek Coal Company, and finally retiring from Consol Energy in 1994. A proud member of UMWA local union 1440, he also served as a member of other UMWA local unions throughout the years. An outdoorsman, Jimmy enjoyed hunting and fishing. Devoted to his family, Jimmy took pride in his home and could often be seen working around his house. A friendly person, he never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Peggy Ann Brown Blankenship whom he loved with all of his heart and soul; one daughter, Jenny Mae Blankenship (Marshall) Walls of Summersville; two sons, Robert Harold Blankenship at home and Gregory Joe (Teresa) Blankenship of Beaver; two sisters, Marie Webb of Ashland, KY and Juanita (Hershel) Cline of Gilbert; two grandsons, Timothy Greg Blankenship of Princeton and Bradley Allen Walls of Summersville; three granddaughters, Tera Jo Blankenship of Beaver, Tasha Danielle Curry of Williamson, and Katherine Denise Curry of South Man; one great-grandchild, Isaac Bradley Walls of Summersville; his precious dogs, Jumper Harold and Molly Walls; and many nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with the Rev. Arvil Edward Cline officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Davin, Logan Co., WV, Funeral

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - August 3, 2011

— Peggy Ann Brown Blankenship, 79, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011. A celebration of Peggy's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2011, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with Rev. Arvil Edward Cline officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Earling, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 12, 2010

Raymond Harl Elliott, 94, of Earling, joined his beloved wife, Phyllis, in the arms of Christ Wednesday, March 10, 2010, from Logan Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Born February 6, 1916, in Clifton, N.C., he was a son of the late William "Willie" Elliott and Ella Miller Elliott Hodge.

Along with his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his step-father, R. L. Hodge; one son, Edwin Dyche "Corkey" Elliott; one brother, Paul Elliott; two sisters, Ola Day and Hazel Blankenship ; two sisters-in-law, Iris Hodge and Helen Elliott; three brothers-in-law, Hadwick Cepelnik, Walter Day and Dennis Blankenship , and a dear friend, Douglas "Mickey" Ely.

Raymond joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934, where he drove a truck during the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. He came to Logan County in 1935 and began working at the Junior Mercantile Store at Earling where he met his wife of 69 years. Throughout his career, Raymond worked for West Virginia Coal and Coke at the Earling Tipple, Powellton Coal Company at the Man Tipple, Man Appalachian Regional Hospital in Central Supply, retiring at the age of 70 from Guyan Machinery as a truck driver. Raymond served the Triadelphia area as a coach for the Elkay Mining Little League team for 22 years. Until its closure, Raymond was a member and served as superintendent at the Earling Methodist Church. He was a current member of the McConnell Tabernacle. When he was able, Raymond loved to hunt, fish, and pick blackberries. He was a master of making blackberry jelly and jam.

Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Frances (Tracey) Browning of Cow Creek and Carol (Scott) McGraw of Mill Creek; two sons, Robert (Phyllis) Elliott of Combs Addition and Jonas (Lydia) Elliott of Crooked Creek; one brother, Doyle Hodge; two sisters, Atteleen (Leonard) Scott and Mildred Cepelnik; eight grandchildren, Rebecca (Jamie) Harrison, Elizabeth Durham (fiancé, John Bodkin, D.O.), James Paul (Sandra) McGraw, Mary Frances (Cecil Van) Collins, Matthew (Crystal) Elliott, Kristina Elliott, Amanda Elliott and Hannah Elliott; nine great-grandchildren, Aaron Adkins, Anna and Will Durham, Corey, Tanner, and Hayla McGraw, Ryan and Nicholas Elliott, and his newest great-granddaughter, Ashira; very special friends, Patty Caldwell Ely and Julius Sabo; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with his son, Rev. Jonas Elliott, officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Matthew Elliott, Jamie Harrison, Rodney Dingess, Van Collins, James Paul McGraw, and Melvin Bledsoe.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Holden, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 14, 2010

Robert L. "Red" Gross, 87, of 5&6 Holden, went home to be with the Lord Monday July 12, 2010, surrounded by his family. Born April 13, 1923, in Harlan, Ky., he was a son of the late Ray and Ethyl Stringer Gross Conley. Also preceding him in death was his wife of 52 years, Marie Gross, and brother, Tom Howard of Hazard, Ky.

Red was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He was also retired from Island Creek Coal Co. No. 28 mines.

Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Judy (Greg) Jordan of Maryville, Tenn.; a son, Johnny (Janice) Gross of Logan; grandchildren, Chris (Lisa) Chafin of Logan, Kelli Chafin of 5&6 Holden, Tina (Andy) Miller of Sod, and Katy (Robbie) Tackett of Kopperston; step-grandchildren, Tammy and Mike Fortney of Chapmanville and David Summers of 5&6 Holden; great-grandchildren, Kristen and Kaden Chafin, Kaylee Miller and Jacob Tackett; step-great-grandchildren, Alexis Blankenship and Madison Fortney, and his best friend, Paul Ed Cooke.

 Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lonnie Gore Jr. of the Maryetta United Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Chris Chafin, David Summers, Bart Gore, Brett Gore, Chris Ellis and Greg Jordan. Honorary pallbearers will be James L. Eplin Jr., Robert Fannin, Harold Fannin, Junior Robin and Paul Ed Cooke.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Holden, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/37069/Newsome-Vernon.php

Vernon Newsome, age 72 of Holden departed this life on Monday, December 20, 2010 at his home following a sudden illness. Born October 19, 1938 at Holden he was the son of the late Roy Newsome and Mae Blankenship. Vernon was a disabled coal miner.

He is survived by a step son Ricky Damewood of Virginia, four brothers Paul Newsome of Holden, Roy (Gwendolyn) Newsome of Harts, Richard Newsome, and Charles Newsome both of Logan, four sisters Minnie "Pug" (Gene) Goodman of Cora, Linda (Wendell) Meade of Dingess, Marsha Newsome Ferrell of Dallas, GA, and Angie (Elvis) Browning of Holden, several nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan with Rev. Scott Slone officiating. In keeping with Vernon's wishes he will be cremated following his services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Holden, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 1, 2011

Mr. Wendell C. Thompson Sr., 66, of Holden, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, February 27, 2011, at CAMC General Division in Charleston. Born November 12, 1944, a son of the late Bernie and Gertrude Thompson. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Chester and Manley Thompson.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Joan Thompson; three daughters, Tina (Kent) Varney of Beckley, Sandra (James) McGraw of Mill Creek and Angie Blankenship (Douglas Preece) of Ashland, Ky.; two sons, Wendell Jr. (Maranda) Thompson of Chapmanville and Gregory (Christy) Robinson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara (Curtis) Workman of Crooked Creek and Linda (Larry) Norman of Verdunville; two brothers, Bernie (Marcella) Thompson of Huntington and Randall (Kay) Thompson of Cleveland, Ohio, and 14 grandchildren, Josh and Kaitlyn Jones, Dustin, Dillon and Chase Thompson, Kendra and Kailey Varney, Corey, Tanner and Hayla McGraw, Brittany Robinson, Cody and Dalton Bailey and Hannah Blankenship.

Services will be held at noon, Thursday, March 3, at the Freeman Funeral Home with Roger Frye and Scotty Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Rice, Sr., Brian Varney, and Scott McGraw.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Kistler, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Rev. Bennie Blankenship, 53, of Kistler went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 4, 2010, surrounded by family and friends at his residence. He was born October 26, 1956, the son of the late Lonnie Blankenship. Also preceding him in death was his beloved daughter, Beverly Sue Blankenship; and his parents-in-law, Eugene and Lillian Adkins.

Bennie was a coal miner for 34 years. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and preaching the Word of God. He announced his calling to preach on June 9, 2002 and began by preaching his first sermon on June 16, 2002. Bennie became the pastor of the Greenbranch Free Will Baptist on April 20, 2005. He loved his church and all those who entered.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 34 years, Debbie Adkins Blankenship; one daughter, Sara Beth Blankenship (Brent Manning) of Danville; his mother, Naomi Walls Blankenship; one sister, Sally (Ronnie) Egnor of South Point, OH; two brothers, Jim (Yolanda) Blankenship of Low Gap and Greg (Karen) Blankenship of Bruno; special aunt, Rose Blankenship of Bruno; of special mention are his sisters-in-law, Pete Harvey of Verner and Susie Cook of Man; a special niece, Samantha Lawson of Hunt; and a host of nieces, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at the Greenbranch Free Will Baptist Church at Man with Rev. Jackie Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pall bearers will be family and friends.

Online condolences may be sent to krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man will be serving the Blankenship family.

 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Kistler, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 24, 2011

Pamela "Pam" Mae Stacy, 59, of Kistler, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 22, 2011, from Logan Regional Medical Center at Logan, after an extended illness. Born February 24, 1952, at Oceana, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Tressie Fortner Graham. Also preceding her in death was one brother, Franklin Graham; two sisters, Maxine Varney and Genny Holcomb; her mother-in-law, Iva Lea Stacy, and brothers-in-law, Ed Blankenship, Joe Holcomb, and Jack Hicks.

Pam was a retired school teacher formerly employed with the Logan County Board of Education for 24 years. She taught for most of her teaching career at Man Middle School and was a member of the AFT. Prior to becoming a teacher, Pam worked as a beautician for 16 years. When able she attended the Mallory Church of God. Pam loved to crochet, make blankets, write poetry, and take vacations, especially to the Amish country. Devoted to her family, she was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. The joys of her life were her two grandchildren, Becca and Brody, and her son, Stephen.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 24 years, Butch Stacy, who was the love of her life; one son, Stephen Wayne Stacy of Kistler; two sisters, Hazel Blankenship of Kopperston and Carol Hunter of Crown; one brother, Steve (Peggy) Graham of Lynco; her father-in-law, Bobby Stacy of Kistler; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Timmy and Lori Stacy of Man, Robbie and Angie Stacy of Earling, Kathy Hicks of Henlawson, and Ricky and Paula Stacy of Christian; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the Mallory Church of God with Rev. Pat O'Brien and Rev. Shaun Walker officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Timmy Stacy, Terry Justice, Jerry Dale Grimmett, Bill Owens, Charles Paynter, and Danny Gibson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lake, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 6, 2010

Mrs. Dwana Dale Hayes Woody, 49, of Lake, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 4, 2010, at her residence. Born August 15, 1960, in Logan, she was a daughter of the late Willis Dale and Mary Lou Blankenship Hayes. Also preceding her in death was her grandparents, Lonza Hayes, Focie Nelson, Dewey Blankenship and Lucille Blankenship Meeks Moore, and one brother, Lonnie Dean "Boog" Hayes.

Dwana enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, going to church and shopping.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Paul Woody; one daughter, Rachel Faye Woody (Arnie) Vance of Dingess; two sons, Jeffrey Allen "Slope" Woody (companion Toni Craddock and Paul James "PJ" Woody Jr. (companion Becky Hager) all of Lake; five sisters, Ruby (John) Adams and Linda (Larry) Ball, both of Live Oak, Fla., Debra Benton of North Carolina, Carol (Jerry) Hurley of Lake and Donna Ross of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Billy (Tonya) Hayes of Lake, four grandchildren, A.J. and Haley Vance of Dingess and Aiden and Savannah Woody of Lake. Granny's babies I love you with all my heart. The family would like to thank her very special caretakers, Toni Craddock and Dignity Hospice of Chapmanville, for being there and helping us in anyway you could through this difficult time.

A celebration of Dwana's life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Mt. Mission Community Church at Lake with Andrew Miller, Bobby Belcher and Wiley Kent officiating. She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 27, 2010

Isabella Shepard, 75, of Logan, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Logan Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Born November 27, 1934, in Logan, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Madeline Senator Shepard. Also preceding her in death was a great-grandson, Hevin Dakota Jenkins.

Isabella was a homemaker and a loving support for all who knew her. She will be sadly missed and greatly remembered.

 Those left to cherish her memory include her best friend, Robert "Bob" Adair; two daughters, Janie B. Browning of Logan, and Peggy Murphy of Man; one son, Bryan (Rachel) Murphy of South Point, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, George (Tara) White of Whitman, Jimmie George, Tonya Sloan, Matthew White, Amy (Creg) Blankenship , Ashley Mullins, Russell Adkins, Elisha (Trey) Spaulding and Damian White, all of Logan, and Kimberly, Christopher and Jonathan Murphy of South Point; special grandchildren, Archie Lambert, Brett Collins, Carl Goff, Phillip and Misty Workman, Holly Jones and Cori Fields, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Honaker Funeral Home with the Rev. Randall Shell officiating. Cremation will follow in accordance with Isabella's wishes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Coal Valley News (Madison, WV) - June 16, 2010

Kenneth (Kenny) Edmond Cox, 57 of Logan, passed away Thursday, June 10. He was born June 16, 1952 at Stollings. He was the son of the late Jack and Thelma Cox. Preceding him in death was his wife of 26 years, Kathy Cox, paternal grandparents Cecil and Marjorie Cox.

He was an entrepreneur who operated area businesses such as Logan Wholesale, the Front Room Restaurant, and the Quick Stop Market. He was a member of the West Virginia lottery Retail Store Advisory Board. He was a strong supporter of the Logan County Community and a supporter of different charities.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara, Daughters Kresta Shawn (Mike) Cox Hill and Kendra Erin (Chuck) Cox Wood and one son Brian (Monica) Cox, four grandchildren Brandon and Kathryn Wood, Micah Hill and Nicholas Cox, brother Jimmy Cox, special uncle Ed Blankenship and a special Aunt Fern Kincaid.

A celebration of Kenny's life was held on Sunday June 13 at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, with Dr. Charles Wood officiating. A private burial followed.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 7, 2010

Orville L. Christian, 67, of Logan, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston. Born November 27, 1942, in Logan, he was a son of the late Betty Milom. Also preceding him in death was one brother, David Milom.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Christian; children, Orville (Tricia) Christian Jr., Rhonda (Sonny) Preece, Rebecca Christian and Bobby (Melissa) Christian; brothers and sisters, Jim (Joanne) Milom, Tammy Farley and Barbara (Rick) Danish; grandchildren, Kayla Cline, Adam Bias, Nick Christian, Jacob Preece, Joshua Preece, Mickey Meclellen, Lena McClellen, Ashley Senator, Rebecca Senator and Peyton Senator, and many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith McClung officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby with Military Graveside Rites. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Steel, Scott Beckett, Derrick Lambert, Greg Wellman, Justin Conley and Timmy Prichard. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Steele, Leonard Codispoti, Leo Blankenship, Ricky Lowe, Johnny Ray Owsley, Willie Akers and Wendell Ooten.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 13, 2010

Sandra Lynn "Sandy" May Bryant, 54, of Logan, formerly of Cyclone, departed this life Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from her home after a sudden heart attack. Born August 10, 1955, at Logan, she was a daughter of the late James and Leona Browning May.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Ronald Bryant. Sandy was a homemaker and an avid pet lover. She enjoyed collecting antiques, going camping, hunting and fishing with her family and vacationing at the beach.

Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Ronald Michael Bryant, at home; one brother, David (Patti) May of Mallory; two nephews, Michael May of Holden and Ryan James May of Mallory; her mother-in-law, Katherine Whitt Bryant of Marion, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Sherry Kirkland and Ruth Brooks, both of Marion; two brothers-in-law, Donald Bryant of Huff Creek and Steve Bryant of Morgantown; a very special friend, Frank Douglas Brown of Davin and his family, Maxine Brown, Yvonne (Jimmy) Blankenship , Donna Brown, Larry and Paula Brown Griffith and Alan "Red" Harvey, who loved and cared for her since the loss of her husband; her three precious cats, Mabel, Phiffer and Page, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel at Man with Rev. Johnny Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Claypool Cemetery at Claypool.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 5, 2011

Easter Day, 88, of Logan, went to be with the Lord Friday July 1, 2011, at Trinity Healthcare of Logan following a sudden illness. Born May 14, 1923, at Marrowbone, she was a daughter of the late Polly and Harrison Newsome.

Also preceding her in death was one son, Hobert (Deloris) Day; two daughters, Belvia (Donald) Blankenship and Brenda Sue Maynard; three sisters Tennessee Bowe, Virginia Tackett and Ada Adkins; two brothers, Hayse Newsome and Dodge Fitch; six grandchildren, Ruby Day, Tammy Brewster, Samantha Browning, Jamie Blankenship, Hobert Day Jr. and Belinda Saunders, and two great-grandchildren, Billy Joe Webb and Brittany Evans. Mrs. Day was a Christian of the Pentecostal (Jesus Name) faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She loved her family and friends dearly and was loved by many family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Clyde (Kay) Akers of Holden and Billy Ray George of Logan; three daughters, Betty (Bill) Carter of Mill Creek, and Linda (Leslie) Evans and Donetta (Roosevelt) Allen, both of Logan; two sisters, Audrey (Bill) Fleming and Haley (Smokey) Thern; one brother, Alvie Fitch; 28 grandchildren: Josh Allen, Clyde Akers Jr., Bradley (Denise) Akers, Brian Akers, Donald (Lisa) Blankenship , Dennis (Lynn) Blankenship, Dale Blankenshi , Thomas Brewster Jr., Sambo Browning, Caleb Browning, Billy (Angie) Carter, Matt (Jodi) Carter, Troy (Tasha) Day, James (Cheryl) Day, Dougie Day, Dennis Evans, Keith Evans, Steven Evans, Justin George, Jay Stewart, Alissa (Tom) Adkins, Alana (Dewayne) Baisden, Tammy Day, Tracy Evans, Cynthia (P.D.) Hileman, Crystal Holsenbeck, Joann Webb (companion Eli Estepp), and a very special granddaughter, Amber Workman; 41 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; one special friend, Sophia L. Workman; two caregivers, Selena Burgett and Lisa Roberts, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family.

Services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, July 6, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Damon Murphy officiating and Rev. Tom Beckette will read the eulogy. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Pallbearers will be Donald Blankenship, Jay Stewart, Matt Carter, Ronnie Toler, Ernie Nelson and Bradley Akers. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Allen, Brian Akers, Clyde Akers Jr., Roger Workman, Billy Carter and Sambo Browning.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, West Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 12, 2010

Mr. Sidney Tomblin, 75, of West Logan, was born December 9, 1934, at Henlawson, a son of the late Paris and Polly Slade Tomblin. He departed this life Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Arbors at Marietta in Marietta, Ohio.

Also preceding him in death was his wife, Emily Ann Tomblin, on July 4, 1992; two brothers, Rev. Fletcher and Bisha Tomblin; a sister, Betty Lou Baker; his step-daughter, Lenora Tomblin, and a very special dear friend, Mary Ella Carver. Mr. Tomblin was a retired coal miner and attended the McConnell Tabernacle.

Survivors include his brother, Junior (Norma) Tomblin of Fairborn, Ohio; his sister, Goldie Mae Adams of Danville, and several relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at noon Saturday, March 13, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville with Rev. Randy Skeens and Rev. Tildon Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Home Cemetery at Little Harts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lyburn, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 14, 2010

Donald Lee Ferrell, 75, of Lyburn, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 12, 2010, from Logan Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. Born March 16, 1935, at Earling, he was a son of the late Norwood and Alta Mullins Ferrell.

Also preceding him in death was one son, Bradley Kevin Ferrell; two sisters, Margaret Blankenship and Clara Brecham, and one granddaughter, Brandi Lashae Ferrell.

Donald was a retired coal miner, formerly employed with Pittston Coal Company for 20 years. He was a member of the UMWA District 17. Donald was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing when he was able. Devoted to his family, Donald was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Because of his friendly nature, Donald was always among friends.

Those left to love and cherish his memory include his wife of 51 years, Margaret Walls Ferrell; one son, Donald Scott Ferrell of Lyburn; one daughter, Tammy (Mark) Copley of Amherstdale; two sisters, Betty Packo of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Frances Reed of Salem, N.J.; four grandchildren, Ashley Copley of Charleston, Kaitlyn Craddock of Man, Justin Tyler Ferrell of Virginia, and Brittany Ferrell of South Carolina; two great-grandchildren, Bradley Scott Ferrell II and Olivia Ferrell, both of South Carolina; one special aunt, Jean Lambert of Christian; two sisters-in-law, Georgia Burgess of Lyburn and Anna Lou Walls of Neibert; very special friends, Harrison and Charlene Spaulding of Madison Creek, Dean Plumley and Johnny and Jenny Osborne, all of Greenvalley, and Ira Lusk of Lorado; many nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home with Rev. Treaby Scaggs, assisted by Brother Shelly Wells, officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Mallory, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 22, 2010

Paul Wesley Hager Sr., 69, of Mallory, went to be with the Lord and join his family in heaven Sunday, June 20, 2010, from Logan Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born October 21, 1940, at Accoville, he was a son of the late Ballard Wesley and Audrey May Blankenship Hager. Also preceding him in death was one infant daughter, Dawn Hager, and one sister, Linda Carol Hager.

Paul was a retired coal miner, formerly employed with Powellton Coal Company and M&H Coal Company, and a member of UMWA District 17. Paul took the Lord into his heart before he passed away and was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed working on automobiles, collecting model cars and gardening. A dedicated family man, Paul loved spending time with his grandchildren. A dog lover, Paul's canine best friends are Sparky, Stone and Sissy

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 49 years, Lois Ann Powers Hager; one son, Paul Wesley Hager Jr. and his wife, April Parsons, of Mallory; two daughters, Audrey Irene Christian and her husband, Herman who thought of Paul as a Dad, of Mallory and Angel Dawn Collins and her husband, Dennis, of Greenvalley; five grandchildren, Crystal Ann and Paula Nicole Christian of Mallory, Haleigh Elizabeth Hager of Oakwood Addition, Huff Creek, and Cynthia Hoppis and Joshua Parsons, both of Mallory; a caring friend and caregiver, Larry "Batman" Simpkins of Mallory; one great-granddaughter, Jade Maddisyn Collins of Greenvalley; two sisters, Geraldine Hager Lacy of Columbus, Ohio, and Tanya Hensley of Crown; several nieces and nephews, special friend, Fern Ruiz of ARH; his home health nurses, Nancy Bryant and Lynn Mills; dedicated nurses at LRMC, Wendy Hensley, Alex Mullins, Mary Huffman and the rest of the 5th Floor staff; caring doctors, Kathy Harvey and Rachel Stover; a special friend, Miranda Muncy at Family Health Care in Man, and a host of other friends and relatives.

 Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with Rev. Denver McClellan and Rev. Larry Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Dennis Collins, Larry "Batman" Simpkins, Herman Christian, Bert Price, Corey Parsons, and Joshua Parsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Man, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - August 8, 2010

Joyce Faye Perry Woolwine, 67, of Greenville of Man, went to be with the Lord Friday, August 6, 2010, from the home of her son at Verner after a long illness. Born December 23, 1942, at Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Virgie Grimmette Ellis. Also preceding her in death was one brother, Sherman Crosby Jr.

Joyce was a former custodian employed with the Logan County Board of Education at South Man Grade School. She was a member of the Greenville Freewill Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Aide. An avid gardener, Joyce loved planting and tending her flowers.

Those left to cherish her memory include four sons, Lee (Monica) Perry of Three Mile Curve, Randy (Meghan) Perry of Greenville, Dale (Janet) Perry of North Carolina, and Anthony (Valerie) Perry of Verner; three sisters, Deloris (John) Blankenship of Kentucky, Sharon (Randy) Likens of Man, and Lana (Don Smith) Justice of Buckhannon; one brother, Tommy (Marilyn) Crosby of Kistler; 10 grandchildren, Ashlie Grimmett, Bethany Grimmett and Justin Isaacs Perry, all of Three Mile Curve, Jamie Perry Belcher of Huntington, Steven Dale Perry of Texas, Carrie Perry and Amber Perry, both of North Carolina, and Deric Perry, Destiny Workman and Donald Perry, all of Verner; one great-grandson, Jason Shockley of Huntington; special nieces and nephews whom she helped rear, Eric Mullins, Misty Elkins, Leann Caserta, Jessica Justice and Crystal Justice; many other nieces and nephews; two special friends, Charlotte Holbrook of Man and Shelia Grimmett of Greenville, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A going home service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, August 9, at the Greenville Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Baxter Toler officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Man, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - September 6, 2010

Isaac Sturgell went to meet the Lord on Friday, September 3, 2010, from his home, after a long illness. Born January 16, 1924, in Laurel, was the last of the generation of the late Grover C. and Sally Vance Sturgell. Also preceding him in death was his loving wife of 54 years, Eula Mae; one daughter, Wilma; three sons, Roger, Brad, and Jackie Sturgell; four brothers, Gilbert, Harthard, Lindsey and John, and five sisters, Dorothy, Easter, Nora, Brookie, and Katherine.

Isaac was a veteran, a disabled coal miner and a member of the UMWA. His hobbies were gardening, fishing, and hunting. His greatest joy was telling others about the Lord Jesus Christ. He would offer you the sweetest thing he had, a peppermint candy and a word from the Bible on how to find the Lord. He enjoyed an additional 34 years of life due to the gift of life given to him when his son, Roger Dale, donated a kidney before his death six months later. These additional years were treasured by all those who loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Clifford (Libby) Sturgell of Virginia, Sherwood Sturgell of Charleston, and Raymond (Paula) Sturgell of Richfield, N.C.; daughters, Gisele (Lee) Blankenship of Cyclone, Gwen (Donald) Toler of Bolt, Mary (Ronnie) Daniels of Lexington, N.C., and Sally (Scott) Ferrell and Kitty (John) Dempsey, both of Six Mile; 31 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A special mention to others he cherished: Sid Moore, who he thought of as a son,; Carl Blankenship and Sue Williamson; all his nieces and nephews, Kate Hicks; all of the neighbors and friends in the community, and his beloved Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church family where he was a member and served as Deacon.

A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church at Man where a traditional church service to honor his final wishes to put the Lord first in all things will begin at 7 p.m. with Rev. Sid Moore officiating. A graveside service will take place on Monday, September 6, at the Vance Cemetery at 7&8 Holden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, South Man, Logan Co., WV, Funeral

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - September 28, 2011

Nora Dawn Blankenship Greene, 38, of South Man, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2011, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel at Man with Rev. P. J. Tomblin and Rev. Donald Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in McDonald Cemetery at Man.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, South Man, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - September 28, 2011

Nora Dawn Blankenship Greene, 38, of South Man, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011. Born September 27, 1972, at Huntington, she was a daughter of James and Yvonne Brown Blankenship of South Man.

Preceding her in death was one daughter, Baileigh Ann Greene.

Additionally, those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Hannah Leigh Greene of South Man; one son, Kenneth Paul Greene of South Man; one sister, Mary (Eric) Raines of Indian Land, S.C.; one half-sister, Vicky Blankenship of Prestonsburg, Ky., and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. P. J. Tomblin and Rev. Donald Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in McDonald Cemetery at Man.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Monaville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - October 10, 2010,

Jamie Leigh Mullins, 46, of Monaville, departed this life Friday, October 8, 2010, at her residence. Born November 20, 1963, at Trenton, Mich., she was a daughter of Kenneth Donahoe of Kenova, and Carol Chappell Blankenship of Monaville.

Jamie was a homemaker and a member of the Switzer Church of God.

Preceding her in death was her grandparents, Roy and Jean Chappell, and Roy and Vida Donahoe.

Additional survivors include her loving husband and caregiver, Jerry Mullins; one son, Buddy Nickell of Monaville; one daughter, Kelli Donahoe of Monaville; two step-sons, Matthew and Jim Mullins, both of Monaville; two brothers, Kenneth "Bo" (Karla) Donahoe of Charleston, S.C., and Kevin (Treasa) Donahoe of Monaville, and two nephews, Eric Donahoe of Huntington and Colten Donahoe of Monaville.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, at the Switzer Church of God with Pastor Michael York and Rev. Jody Bias officiating. Burial will follow in Chauncey Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Mount Gay, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 3, 2011

Paul Edward Horn Jr., 49, of Mount Gay, passed away Monday evening, May 30, 2011, at home after a hard battle with cancer. Born March 23, 1962, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Rosie Damron and Fred Damron, both of Logan, and paternal grandparents, Georgia Stollings of Chauncey and Albert Horn of Wayne. Paul was a loving son, brother, father, grandpa, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his parents, Deloris Horn and Paul Horn, both of Mount Gay; two brothers, Steven (Della) Horn of Logan and Mark (Margret) Horn of Monaville; three sisters, Demita (Armondo) Felix of Denton, Texas, Michele Horn (Daniel Blankenship ) of Mount Gay, and Dee (Ricky) Nelson of Dingess; three daughters and one son, Debbie (Azi) Algabie of Hilliard, Ohio, Tiffany Horn of Columbus, Ohio, Amber (Ben) Poling of Ripley, and John Paul Sloan of Logan; eight nieces and nephews: Austin Browning of Mount Gay, Ashley Horn and Kelsey Horn, both of Monaville, W.B., Lil' Rick Nelson and Keke Nelson, all of Dingess, Jacob Felix of Denton, Angie (Jason) Lambert of Rossmore, and Chris Tomblin of Hudson, N.C., and a host of grandchildren and additional family. The family would also like to say a big thank you to the best friend he could've ever had, Elmer Greene, for being right by his side while he was home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the James Funeral Home with Jason Smith, minister, officiating. Burial will follow at Guyan Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Steven Horn, Mark Horn, Austin Browning, Ricky Nelson II, Daniel Blankenship, John Paul Sloan, Azi Algabie and Elmer Greene.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Omar, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

http://loganbanner.com/view/full_story/5716413/article-GLENNA-MILLS?

Glenna Sue Mills, 69 of Omar, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Friday January 29, 2010, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born January 7, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Milt and Mae Boggs. Also preceding her in death was one son, Martin David Mills; two brothers, Larry Sr. and Donald Boggs, and one sister-in-law, Janice Boggs.

Survivors include one daughter who loved and will miss her eternally, Lisa (Mike) Callaway of Summersville; two grandchildren that she loved unconditionally, Shanna Callaway of Fairmont, and Cody Mills of Sarah Ann; one loving friend and sister, Patty (Danny) Vance of Chauncey; two brothers, Glen Boggs of Godby Heights and Eugene (Frankie) Boggs, of Omar; four nieces, Angela (David) Rutherford, Doris (Donald) Reid, Kelli Copley and Melanie (Tim) Elkins; four nephews, Donald Boggs, Mark (Sherrie) Boggs, Scott (Caroline) Boggs and Larry (Shannon) Boggs, seven great-nieces and eight great-nephews.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Chauncey with the Pastor Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Glen Boggs, Larry Boggs, Donald Boggs, Tommy Dotson, Cody Mills and Jameson Copley. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Boggs, Mike Callaway, Danny Callaway, Tim Elkins, Mark Boggs and Danny Vance.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Pecks Mill, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - November 1, 2011

Mrs. Mollie O. White, 93, of Pecks Mill, was born March 10, 1918, at Hewett, a daughter of the late Sam and Nickie Phipps Burgess. She departed this life Sunday, October 30, 2011, at Boone Nursing Home at Danville.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Mason Z. White, on December 9, 2001 and a son, Dallas Ralph White. Mrs. White was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Freewill Baptist Church at Pecks Mill.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty (Jerry) May of Manassas, Va.; two sons, Bernard (Kathy) White of Hickory, N.C., and Richard (Anita) White of Chapmanville; sister, Eula Blankenship of Lake; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Roscoe Chafin officiating. Burial will follow Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Sarah Ann, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 17, 2010

Charles Edward McNeely, 71, of Sarah Ann, departed this life Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Charleston Area Medical Center. Born August 26, 1938, at Logan, he was a son of the late Leonard and Mamie Blankenship Rainwater of Logan. Also preceding him in death were two brothers: Bill Rainwater and Bobby McNeely, and one son-in-law: Danny Adkins.

Charles was a retired coal miner from Youngstown Mines.

Survivors include his spouse: Alma Webb McNeely; five sons: Charles Jr., Tony, George and Brian McNeely, all of Sarah Ann, and Tracy McNeely of Holden; two daughters: Lisa Adkins of Chauncey and Angie Rose of Sarah Ann; five brothers: Roy McNeely of Sarah Ann, David Rainwater of North Carolina, Eddie Rainwater of Nevada, Danny Rainwater of Illinois, and Thomas Rainwater of Kentucky: four sisters: Patty Luh of Cow Creek, Janice Rainwater of Wyoming, Francis Mowat of Colorado and Connie Mullins of West Logan; 18 grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin after 6 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Sarah Ann Church of God with funeral services at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Starr and Rev. Thomas Rainwater officiating. In honoring his wishes, the body will be cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Stowe, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://aurora-22729.tributes.com/show/Tammy-Blankenship-Maynard-89141778

Tammy Sue Blankenship Maynard, 50, of Stowe, passed away at her home on Friday, August 13, 2010, after a long illness.  She was born October 13, 1959, at Man, a daughter of the late Mason and Dorothy Bartram Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Rebecca Bartram and Perry and Sarah Blankenship; three sisters, Rebecca Blankenship, Gustavia Blankenship, and Emmalean Rose; and one great-nephew, Kody Blankenship.

Mrs. Maynard was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed talking on the phone and sitting with her door open in the evenings so that she could watch her great-nephews play in the yard.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Jeremy Maynard of Greenvalley; her grandson whom she loved dearly, Jeremy Shaun Maynard of Logan; her brothers and sisters, Norville (Janice) Blankenship of Shiloh, OH, Mason (Nadine) Blankenship of Hunt, Ranny (Susie) Blankenship of Crites with whom she made her home; Luther (Pearl) Blankenship of Auburn, Arlen (Gail) Blankenship of Shiloh, OH, Imajean Templeman of Christian, Darlene Lux of Shelby, OH, Donna Rae Rogers of Christian, and Vicky (Ed) Chally of Lexington, KY; one very special friend, Debbie Linville who was her caretaker; along with a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at the Sandlick Free Will Baptist Church at Bruno. Pall bearers will be Zack Smith, Nick Banks, Cody Rhodes, Joe Rose, Tra Traylor, Brandon Copley, and her nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Verdunville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 2, 2010

Mrs. Lulie Meade, 89, of Verdunville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 29, 2010, at her residence. Born April 13, 1920, Harts, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Norma Workman.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, George Meade; one daughter, Patricia Neece; two sisters, Nin Workman and Georgia Blankenship, and three brothers, Junior Workman, Edgar Workman and Willie Workman. Lulie was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed church music and taking care of her dogs.

Those left to cherish her memory include Brenda Muncey, who was like a daughter; Gary (Trish) Neece and Bobby Burgess, both of who were like sons; two sisters, Judy (James) Evans and Betty (Paul) McCloud; two brothers, Elmer (Jenny) Workman and Frank (Sandy) Workman, and one sister-in-law, Ida Workman. She is also survived by Jacob Muncey and Brandy Tomblin.

A celebration of Lulie's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. John T. Vance officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Baisden Cemetery at Verdunville Pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Verdunville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 27, 2010

Eldean Ramey Doss Wellman, 77, surrounded by her family, was escorted by angels from her home at Verdunville and carried to Heaven in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday morning, April 26, 2010. Born March 21,1933 in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Sarah Malinda "Ninnie" Maynard Ramey.

Also preceding her in death were four sisters, Violet Shepherd, Rachel Blankenship, Eloise Ricketts and Doris Ferris and one brother Zion Wedstel Ramey.

Eldean attended schools in Logan County and recieved her BA and MA Degrees from Marshall University. She taught school in Logan County for several years and later went to Mingo County to serve as an administrator in that school system. She retired in 1995 and spent most of her liesure time doing local history and family research. She was recognized in 2002 by former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise as a West Virginia History Hero for outstanding work and significiant contributions to the perservation and promotion of West Virginia history. Eldean is the author of several books including, Our Pioneer Heritage, The Ramey Tree: 1545-1995, The Sanguinary Era and Life of Chief John Logan, Widening Your Circles: Genealogy Handbook and Maryetta United Baptist Church History. She did extensive research on many local pioneer families in Logan, Mingo, Wayne and Cabell counties. She was a member of several area genealogy societies and served as secretary for the local genealogy society as well as recording secretary for Westmoreland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of which she was a member. She was honored to serve as a Logan County Belle in 2004-2005. Most important, Eldean was a Christian. She was a member of the Maryetta United Baptist Church at Verdunville where she served as church historian.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Garry (Marsha) Doss of Verdunville, Bonita (Rick) Campbell of Beckley, Greg (Diane) Doss of Rock Hill, S.C. and Dwaine (Diane) Doss of Linn; one sister, Shelah Ramey of Elizabethtown, Ky.; four brothers, Victor (Pat) Ramey and John B. (Pat) Ramey, both of Chapmanville, and Cleston (Minnie) Ramey and A.F. (Polly) Ramey, both of Kenova; six grandchildren, Lyndsey, Erin, Amanda, Stephanie, Heather and William Cole; two step-grandchildren, Michael and Jody; four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Ayden, Aryanna and Alyzabeth; one step-great-grandchild, Lena; many nieces and nephews, and a host of special church family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Maryetta United Baptist Church at Verdunville with the Pastor Lonnie Gore and Assistant Pastor Barney Goins officiating. Special singers will be Davey Joe Kirkendoll, Chuck Compton and Randy Skeens. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Verdunville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 6, 2010

Edwin Evans, 81, of Verdunville, departed this life Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Trinity Healthcare in Williamson. Born May 28, 1928, at Logan, he was a son of the late George and Ethel Baisden Evans.

Also preceding him in death was his wife, Correna Davis Evans; three brothers, Arthur "Chug" Evans, Jim "Big Jim" Evans and Ronald Evans, and one sister; Thelma Nelson. Edwin was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA and the Central United Baptist Church. He loved to hunt, fish, and WVU football and basketball.

Survivors include two sons, David Evans of Verdunville and Kenneth (Patricia) Evans of Omar; one daughter, Joyce (Keith) Blankenship of Holden; one brother, Brady Evans of Kentucky; three sisters, Eloise Evans of Ohio, Zelpha Williams of Whitman and Audrey Lane of Illinois; four grandchildren, Larry Damron, Michael Evans, Jason Evans and Nicholas Blankenship , all of Logan, and three great-grandchildren, Cody Blankenship , Weston Evans and Layla Damron.

Military Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Baisden Cemetery at Verdunville with VFW Post 6153, American Legion Post 103 of Chapmanville, and DAV Post 39 of Harts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Verdunville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - October 12, 2011

Mr. Bernie M. Ellis, 79, of Verdunville, was born December 5, 1931 at Verdunville, a son of the late Everett Sr. and Laura Conn Ellis. He departed this life Monday, October 10, 2011, at the Logan Regional Medical Center.

Also preceding him in death was his wife, Donna Jean Ellis, in 1983; sisters, Lillie Mae Ellis and Betty Cary, and brother, Everett Ellis Jr. Mr. Ellis was a retired coal miner, a member of the Chapmanville United Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ellis of Verdunville; sister, Juanita Hall of Verdunville; brothers, Charles Ellis of Summersville and Bob Ellis of Verdunville; sisters-in-law, Geneva Hanks Ellis of Verdunville and Lana (Larry) Brammer of West Logan; goddaughter, Jenifer Blankenship and god-grandchildren, Devin, Kaylyn, Kaleb and Kyle and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Dr. Charles M. Wood II, Rev. Bobby Adams and his dear friend and army buddy, Bobby Griffith, officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Tony Bell, Devin Murphy, J. D. Brammer, Mark Gibson, Jack Frye, Jerry Frye and Charles Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Elkins, Darryl Woody, Russ Baker, Doug Scarberry, Butch Smolinski, Claude Workman and Herbert Roberts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Yolyn, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 17, 2011

Leo Blankenship, 84, of Yolyn, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born May 4, 1927, at Earling, a son of the late Kelly and Callie McCormick Blankenship.

Also preceding him in death was his wife, Lillian Grimmett Blankenship; his second wife, Mabel Mitchem Blankenship; one son, Darrell Blankenship; three sisters, Frieda Maynard, Betty Crabtree and Thelma Muncey, and two brothers, Dennis Blankenship and Emmitt Blankenship. Leo was a retired coal miner with 41 years of service to Pittston Coal Company, a member of the UMWA and the Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include one son, Donald (Debbie) Blankenship of Wilkinson; grandsons, Creg Blankenship and Darrell Jason Blankenship; several nieces and nephews; his caregiver, Faye Browning of Yolyn, and three special friends, Buffy, Sue and Sara Browning, and Dr. Kenny Sells of Logan. Information supplied by his son.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Logan Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Edith            87, 08May1923 - 27May2010,        Bruno, Logan, WV,                         WV-233-36-1992             

Blankenship, Opal L.         80, 26May1930 - 24Nov2010,         Bruno, Logan, WV,                         WV-235-86-6173             

Blankenship, Jimmy H.     81, 15Oct1929 - 01Apr2011,           Davin, Logan, WV,                          WV-234-42-8730             

Blankenship, Peggy A.      79, 06Oct1931 - 01Aug2011,           Davin, Logan, WV,                   WV/NC-232-44-2207

Blankenship, Bennie L.     53, 26Oct1956 - 04Sep2010,           Kistler, Logan, WV,                 WV/NC-232-96-0695

Blankenship, Ranny R.      37, 26Jul1973 - 24Mar2011,            Lorado, Logan, WV,                        WV-235-23-9506             

Blankenship, Leo               84, 04May1927 - 15May2011,        Stollings, Logan, WV,                     WV-233-36-0924             

 

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2011, Fairmont, Marion Co., WV, Obituary

Times West Virginian (Fairmont, WV) - March 12, 2011

Bettie E. Carr, 90, of Fairmont (Bellview Community), died Thursday (March 10, 2011) in the Fairmont General Hospital. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Fairmont, the daughter of the late Walter Wilson and Carrie Sidwell Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Daniel Sturm, who died in 1944, and her second husband, Lawrence E. Carr, who died in 2003.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Carol Carr of San Martin, Calif., and Pat and Sherry Carr of Fairmont; and a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ken Norman of Fairmont; four grandchildren: Chad Norman and his wife Monica of Fairmont, Shannon Norman of St. Petersburg, Fla., Lisa Carr of San Jose, Calif., and Brian Carr of Fairmont; and one great-grandson, Austin Norman of Fairmont.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Wilson, and a sister, Mary Belle Blankenship. Mrs. Carr was a homemaker and member of the Highland Avenue United Methodist Church of Fairmont. She was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School. The family would like to thank the staff and management of Decker's Personal Care Home and St. Barbara's Nursing Home for their wonderful care, kindness and support.

The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Harley Mayfield officiating. The committal service will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery & Mausoleum in Fairmont.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Fairmont, Marion Co., WV, Obituary

Times West Virginian (Fairmont, WV) - September 19, 2011

Edna Mae Reynolds, 89, of Elkview, formerly of Belpre, Ohio, passed away peacefully, with her daughter at her side, on Saturday (Sept. 17, 2011). She was born in Rachel on Dec. 29, 1921, a daughter of the late Lee Quincy and Brittie Mae Vaughn Blankenship.

Edna was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Little Hocking, Ohio, since 1962. She had resided in Belpre and moved to Elkview, making her home with her daughter Becky and husband Everett for the past five years.

She was a homemaker and devoted mother to her eight children, whom survive: daughters, Winifred Ann Stiles and Raymond of Diamond, Ohio, Rebecca R. Barnes and Everett of Elkview, and Susan Segraves and Michael of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and sons, William J. Reynolds and Ellen of Belpre, Ohio, Franklin P. Reynolds and Joyce of Little Hocking, Ohio, Jonathon Q. Reynolds and Kim of Belpre, and Stephen A. Reynolds and June of Winter Haven, Fla.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William J. Reynolds Sr.; three brothers; and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Little Hocking. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Little Hocking.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Rachel, Marion Co., WV, Obituary

http://timeswv.com/obituaries/x2099991708/Julia-F-Blankenship

Julia F. Blankenship, 101, of Rachel, died Tuesday (June 21, 2011) at Fairmont General Hospital.

She was the last surviving member of the Strincosky family. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. She was born Jan. 4, 1910, in Grant Town, a daughter of the late Pete and Eva Golumbeski Strincosky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Blankenship, in 1959, and her son, Harry F. (Zip) Blankenship, in 1997.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mannington and was an active member of the Altar & Rosary Society until her age did not allow her to participate. In her early years she was treasurer of the Rachel Water Committee and was a very active member of the Rachel Community Improvement Association. She was always trying to help with improvements to her community.

After the death of her husband, at the age of 48, Julia learned how to drive and took a job as store clerk at Pollock’s General Store in Rachel. She worked there for over 20 years and was well known by all the customers.

Julia was a hard worker who loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She also loved making quilts and talked often about the early years of her marriage and her membership in the “Farm Women’s Club” when the members would gather at each other’s homes to quilt for the day. Julia had made homemade quilts for each of her children and grandchildren. She was also well known for the great cook that she was and her delicious homemade pies. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was very proud of all her grandchildren and their families.  Holidays were always spent at “Grandma’s.”

She is survived by two children, Ronald and JoAnn Blankenship of Fairmont and Linda Blankenship of Rachel, and a daughter-in-law, Helen Blankenship of North Huntington, Pa.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren, James Blankenship, Susie (Pete) Garrison, Donna (Zeke) Davis all of Fairmont, Mary Ann (Mike) Sickles of Melbourne, Fla., Julie (Paul) Hayhurst of Rockledge, Fla., Sherry (Patrick) O’Mara of Clarksburg, George Brian (Becky Sarber) Blankenship of Harrison City, Pa., and Tina Blankenship of Rachel; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews who loved visiting and spending time at “Aunt Ju’s.”

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Mannington with Rev. Douglas Sutton officiating.  Burial will follow at the Viewpoint Cemetery in Rachel. Serving as pallbearers will be James Blankenship, George Brian Blankenship, Pete Garrison, James “Zeke” Davis, Mike Sickle, Patrick O’Mara, Jack Shenal and Bobby Shenal.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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Blankenship, Julia F.         101, 04Jan1910 - 21Jun2011,          Rachel, Marion, WV,                      WV-236-66-4546             

 

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2010, Mason, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - August 28, 2010

Ronald 'Dudie' Eugene Barker, 75, born and raised in Mason County, lived with his loving wife, Wanda Barker in Joliet, Ill., until his passed away at his home on Aug. 9, 2010. He was born in 1936, and was member of the West Virginia National Guard and a United States Marine, where he served a hard tour of duty in South Vietnam during his enlistment in 1966. Ron left the state after his service was completed. He was last employed by CITCO Oil Refinery in Romeoville, Ill.

He was preceded in death his mother, Margaret Mae (Van Meter) Barker; one sister, Lucille Reed; three brothers, Shurlo Barker, Herman T. and Allen Barker; and two brother-in-laws, Ernest Reed and Roger Russell.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Barker; one brother, Wendell Barker; three sisters, Bernice Cole, Sue Del Arosa and Dort Russell; special niece, Pat Blankenship ; loving sister-in-law, Mollie Barker; ad his special little buddy, Kyle Rogers. Ron also was a loving father of four children, Marsha, Melissa and Ronnie Barker, all of Houston, Texas, and Helen May of Mason County; five grandchildren, Breanna, Zack, Sabrina, Johnnie, and Ronnie Jr. of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Adamsville Cemetery in Mason with the VFW of Mason providing grave-side rites.

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2010, Anawalt, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

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Mary Elizabeth Huffman, age 88, of Box 164 Anawalt, W.Va., passed away Friday, January 15, 2010 at Welch Community Hospital. Born February 16, 1921 in Virginia, she was the daughter of Elisha and Eva Ratcliff Munsey. Mrs. Huffman was a homemaker and a member of the Conklintown Church of God and was a lifelong Prayer Warrior for God. She lived her life for God and has received her reward. She has touched many lives with her testimony.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Price Huffman in 1974; and her daughter, Judith Ann in 2003; and a sister, Fanny Bell Blankenship in 2009.

She leaves behind her special friend and caregiver, Nancy Palmer of Bluewell; and a close friend, Rick Goodman, who helped watch over her.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2010 at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell, W.Va. with the Reverend Franklin Sexton and the Reverend Norman Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va.

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2011, Atwell, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

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Charles Junior Blankenship, 54, of Atwell, W.Va., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011 at his residence. Charles was born Jan. 18, 1957 in Iaeger, W.Va., a son of the late Charles M. Lester and Thelma Blankenship.

He was a coal miner, a member of the UMWA, and a member of the Atwell Mountain United Church of God. He enjoyed reading his bible, fishing, hunting, and four-wheeler riding.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard McCoy.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-three years, Karen Richardson Blankenship of the home; two daughters, Angela Blankenship of the home and Tonya Blankenship Moretto and husband Jerry of Princeton, W.Va.; four sisters, Lola Benjamin of Chicago, Ill., Dorothy Blankenship also of Chicago, Janet Blankenship of Bluefield, W.Va., and Marlene Blankenship of Raysal, W.Va.; two brothers, Nevada Blankenship and wife Amanda and Curtis Blankenship, all of Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 1 o’clock, with the Reverend Roger Hale Sr. officiating at the Atwell Mountain United Church of God at Atwell, W.Va. Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery at Bartley #1, Bartley, W.Va. Serving as pallbearers will be Oral Hagerman, Bobby Perdue, Eddie George, Everette Deskins, Charles (Tadpole) Bolden, and Jack Lester. Honorary pallbearer will be Eugene (Whitie) Deskins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Bartley, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - January 19, 2011

Minnie Ellen Hurst, age 75, of Bartley, died peacefully Monday, January 17, 2011 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center under Amedisys Hospice Care. Born January 2, 1936 in Bartley, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Edna Louise Earls Pruitt.

She was a resident of Bartley all of her life. She was a member of the Bradshaw Church of God. She was a pastor's wife. She enjoyed singing in church and was a devout Christian. She was a postmaster for 33 years, and she enjoyed her job and loved her customers. She also enjoyed Sunday family dinner, watching family home movies, and she loved cooking and baking.

She was preceded in death by, in addition to her parents, her husband of 53 years, Chester Hurst; one daughter, Diana Hurst; one grandson, Randall Lee Patterson Jr.; and one brother, Curtis Pruitt.

Survivors include one son, Michael Hurst and wife Teresa of New Market, Tenn.; one daughter, Cynthia Patterson and husband Randy of Caretta; three sisters, Ruth Ann Sheets of Portland, Ore., Betty Jo Blankenship of Texas City, Texas, Wanda Faye Mitchell of Canterbury, Ga.; special caregivers, Megan, Brian, Ann Patterson, Tammie Thomas, Amedisys Hospice Care; two granddaughters, Melissa Hurst of Princeton, Megan Patterson of Caretta; two grandsons, Sean Hurst and Brian Patterson, both of Caretta.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 20, 2010 at 7 p.m. from the Church of God in Bradshaw with the Reverend Avery Lynch, the Reverend Freddie Lewis, the Reverend Brian Patterson and the Reverend Brenda Blankenship officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday, January 21, 2011 at 12 noon at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Isaban McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 20, 2011

Oza Griffey, 81, of Isaban near Mohawk, departed this life Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Heritage Hall in Grundy, Va. Oza was born October 9, 1929, at Brushy Fork near Isaban, a son of the late Jerry and Lydia Fuller Griffey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 and a half years, Sylvia Mildred Hopson Griffey; one brother, Luther Griffey; four sisters, Edith Blankenship , Elizabeth Morgan, Goldie Trent, and Earsey Griffey. He was a sawmill worker; a coal miner for 43 years and a member of the UMWA. Oza loved being outdoors; he enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing. He also, loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors left to cherish his memory are one son, Jimmy Griffey and wife Tonya of Isaban; one daughter, Cutie Lester of Isaban, with whom he made his home, and her companion, Ernie Lester of Huff Creek; three grandsons, Gregory Lester and companion Tony Rene Mitchem of Mohawk; James Lester and wife Brittney of War Eagle, and Scotty Griffey of Isaban; a close niece, Ruby Cline of Isaban; and two close friends, Bobbie Matney of Panther, and Donna Hopson of Roderfield, Oza was a friend to many who loved him and will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Church of God at Isaban with the Revs. Roger (Pete) Woods, Thomas Fife and Steve May officiating. Burial will follow in the Griffey/Lester Cemetery at Isaban. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Jolo, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 11, 2011

Ricky Day, 54, of Jolo, W.Va., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 9, 2011 at his home. Ricky was born October 4, 1957 in Welch, W.Va., a son of Sadie Mitchell Day Kennedy and the late Isaac Day. He was a retired coal miner and loved hunting and fishing.

In addition to his father, Isaac Day, he is preceded in death by one brother, Ronnie Day.

Survivors include his loving wife of thirty-six years, Sherry Blankenship Day of the home; his mother, Sadie Mitchell Day Kennedy and her husband Charley Kennedy of Bartley; two daughters, Diane Day of Statesville, N.C., and Gina Day and fiancé Earnie Sparks of Lebanon, N.C.; two sons, Ikey Day of Jolo, W.Va., and Mikey Day and fiancée Ashley Deaton, also of Jolo, W.Va.; three granddaughters, Lakelyn, Jordan, and MaKayla; one grandson, Mason; one sister, Cathy Muncy and husband Michael of Jolo, W.Va.; one nephew; three nieces; three great-nephews; and four great-nieces.

 Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1 o'clock with the Reverend Roger "Pete" Woods and the Reverend Doug Blankenship officiating at the Jesus Church at Bartley, W.Va. Burial will follow in the Jewell/Mitchell Cemetery on Rockridge near Paynesville, W.Va. Serving as pallbearers will be John McClanahan, Earnie Sparks, Jeremey Blankenship, Jerry Allen Day II, Larry Douglas Mitchell Jr., Jeffrey Alan Cole, Zackary Leon Mitchell, and William Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Muncy, David Blankenship, and Jackie Sparks.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Litwar, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - July 9, 2011

Betty Jean Collins, 75, of Litwar near Iaeger, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 8, 2011 at Westwood Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Betty was born January 4, 1936 in Blackey, Va., a daughter of the late Noah and Pearl Klug Blankenship.

She was retired from the Council of the Southern Mountains with 35 plus years of service. She was a member of the Ikes Fork Church of Zion at Ikes Fork, W.Va. She loved spending time with her family and her church family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Collins Sr.; two sisters, Vivian Allen and Gertrude Lester; and four brothers, Andrew, Raymond, Ira and Clyde Blankenship.

Survivors include two sons, Luther (Thereasa) Collins Jr., of Conyers, Ga., and Terry (Patty) Collins of Hanover, W.Va.; one daughter, Diana (Jackie) Lambert of Longpole; four granddaughters, Heather (Danny) Honosky of Sandy Huff, Jessica (J.R.) Roberts of Peterstown, W.Va., Tabitha (Joey) Surface of Princeton, W.Va., Ashlea Collins of Conyers, Ga.; two grandsons, Justin (Dawn) Collins of Hanover, Ryan Collins of Conyers, Ga.; six great-grandchildren, Katelyn and James Roberts of Peterstown, Tyler and Sommer Surface of Princeton, Hannah and Addison Honosky of Sandy Huff; two step grandsons, James and Chris Brooks; two step great-grandsons, Wyatt and Kellan Brooks; and one surviving sister, Naomi Collins of Speedway, Ind.; a very special niece, Beverly Collins; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11 o'clock with the Reverend Alvie Lilly, the Reverend Elzie Blankenship, and the Reverend Butch White officiating at the Church of Zion at Ikes Fork, W.Va. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park at Bluewell, W.Va. Serving as pallbearers will be Harless, Dennis, Danny, and Dewane Collins, Clarence Robinette Jr., and J. R. Roberts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, McDowell, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - July 13, 2010

Earnest Lee "Ernie" Mounts, age 56, of McDowell, W.Va., formerly of Skygusty, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 11, 2010 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Born January 22, 1954 in Hurley, Va., he was the son of the late Addison Mounts and Violet Blankenship Mounts.

He attended the Keystone Church of God. He was a hard working man. He worked five years for U.S. Steel Coal Company, and he also worked 28 years for Norfolk-Southern Railroad. After he retired from the railroad in 2006, he spent time with his family and enjoying the things he loved to do, which were hunting, 4-wheeler riding, just about anything to do with the woods and helping anyone out that he could in any way he could.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Acie and Toby Mounts, and Elmer Blankenship .

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sherry Graham Mounts of the home; three daughters, Cheryl (Nicole) Mounts-Austin of Pocahontas, Va., Felicity Mounts and companion Eddie Auville of McDowell, W.Va., Kira Mounts and companion Alex Triplett of McDowell, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Alexis Austin, Brooklyn Triplett, and Cadence Auville; four sisters, Sharon Starcher of Skygusty, W.Va., Velda Dingus and husband Dwayne of Castlewood, Va., Betty Hagerman and husband Roger of Damascus, Va., Grace Justice of Grundy, Va.; one brother, Hollie Blankenship and wife Wilda of Forks, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Sybil Blankenship of Sweet Home, Ore.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and a host of friends. He never met a stranger.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Northfork, W.Va. with the Reverend Daniel Abram officiating. Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell, W.Va. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronald Graham, Brian Graham, Donald Graham, Jr., Eddie Auville, Alex Triplett, Jeremy Burks, Leonard Cox, and Kevin Martin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Pageton, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 26, 2011

Carole Ann Marshall, 54, of Box 156, Pageton, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at her residence. Carole had been a resident of Pageton for the past 25 years and was Catholic. Carole was born September 26, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pa. to George Newson and Delores Rys Newson, both of Philadelphia, Pa.

Carole was preceded in death by one son, Charles Marshall; and one grandson, Kane Blankenship.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Charles D. Marshall of the home; one son, Timothy Marshall and wife Mickey of Pageton, W.Va.; three daughters, Mary Blankenship and husband Miles of Bartley, W.Va., Sarah Marshall of Philadelphia, Pa., Kelly Marshall of Pageton, W.Va.; parents, George and Delores Newson of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Joan Conklin of Philadelphia, Pa.; three grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, W.Va. with the Reverend Vance Leach officiating the service. At the request of Carole, following her funeral service, she will be cremated. Burial will follow a later date at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Panther, McDowell Co., WV, Death

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Virgus R. Blankenship was born on July 29, 1943 and passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010. Virgus was last known to be living in Panther, West Virginia.

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+2011, Panther, McDowell Co., WV, Funeral

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - July 15, 2011

Kenneth Ray "Bo" Cline, 54, of Panther, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Little Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, Panther, with Ministers John R. Justice, Arthur Short, Fred Bailey and Zeb Justice officiating. He will be laid to rest in Blankenship Cemetery, Panther.

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+2011, Panther, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Kenneth Ray “Bo” Cline, 54, of Panther, WV passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2011 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. He was born October 29, 1956 in Welch, WV a son of the late Ance Gabe and Laura Alice Blankenship Cline.

Also preceding him in death were two sisters Conniezene Cline and Sharon Faye Lusk and one niece Debbie Cline.

Survivors include a daughter Desiree Nichole Steele and husband Randy of Peterstown, WV; a son Casey Dakota Vernatter of Mohawk, WV; a grandson Randy “Jay” Steele of Peterstown, WV; a granddaughter Kalee Brooke Steele of Peterstown, WV; two sisters Wilma Smith Coleman and husband Roy of Bassett, VA and Margie Tina Lee and husband Mike of Bassett, VA; four brothers Ance Philip “Dino” Cline and wife Tracy of Bassett, VA, Edmond Gary Cline and wife Diane of Bassett, VA, Randal “Football” Stanley Cline of Bassett, VA and Aaron Christopher “Chris” Cline of Panther, WV; mother of his daughter Elizabeth “Libby” McCoy of Gary, WV; mother of his son Elaine Robinette of Iaeger, WV; Leslie Justice of Trace Fork, WV who was like a father to him; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday July 16, 2011 at Little Zion Old Regular Baptist Church Panther, WV with the Ministers John R. Justice, Arthur Short, Fred Bailey and Zeb Justice officiating. He will be laid to rest in Blankenship Cemetery, Panther, WV.

Friends may gather with the family after 6:00 PM at the church on Friday July 15, 2011. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www. staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.

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2010, Paynesville, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - October 2, 2010

Lee Mullins, 98 years of age, of Paynesville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 in the Buchanan General Hospital. Born in Buchanan County, April 5, 1912, he was the son of the late Jim Mullins and Millie Mullins Mullins. He was a retired timberman, avid gardener and loved to walk. He was of the Old Regular Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by eight sisters, Mattie and Ollie Allen, Cleatis and Ledia Blankenship , Eva and Kathryn Stacy, Beatrice and Judy Mullins; four brothers, Preston, Fritz, Jeff and Linkous Mullins.

He is survived by one sister, Corbie Estep of Paynesville, W.Va.; his brother–in-law, Vernie Allen of Raysal, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Lee Mullins will be conducted Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. Hobert Kennedy, Pastor Curtis Crouse and Elder Roscoe Crouse officiating. Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ira Allen, Oliver Church, Allen, Jerry and Sharon Blankenship , Glenn and Teresa Lester, Dr. Clint Sutherland, employees of Heritage Hall, ER and ICU nursing staff of Buchanan General Hospital.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Raysal, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 18, 2010

Mrs. Betty Lou (Graham) Asbury, 69, of Raysal, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Mooresville, N.C., after a courageous battle with cancer. One of eight siblings, Betty was the eldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard (Helen Furo) Graham of Pineville, W.Va.

She was a graduate of Pineville High School having recently enjoyed her 50th class reunion, and attended Concord College (now Concord University) in Athens, W.Va. She met and married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Asbury, Jr. in 1963, and that union was blessed with the births of five daughters. Betty was a member of the Bradshaw United Methodist Church in Bradshaw, W.Va., where she sang with the voice of an angel. She loved her job with Avon, having just been honored for 30 years continued service as a representative. She was a charter member of the Ladies Aide Society in Raysal and also a member of the Bradshaw Rebekah Lodge #86. An animal lover, she was an animal rights advocate, never giving up on her hope that someday there would be no more homeless pets, and all shelters would be empty. At the time of her passing, she owned 18 cats and two dogs. A passionate flower gardener, she loved her many roses, dahlias, sunflowers and others and shared many cuttings and seeds with her friends through the years. Each year she and her husband Bob planted a vegetable garden from which she would home can the yummy bounty. Betty was a second mom to so many, including her own siblings in their early years. Her enthusiasm and kindness was inspiring. When her daughters were growing up, she was the mom who baked the cookies and chaperoned the school/band trips, even going along with Iaeger High School's award-winning Band of Gold to New Orleans in 1980 when they were invited to march in the Mardi Gras parade. She was the mom who led the fundraisers, and threw the birthday parties, the mom who, although had every moment of her time accounted for with her own children, managed to find abundant time for her children's friends as well. Generosity was a perfected art to Betty, and motherhood a sacred privilege that she honored with grace, compassion and endless love.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her precious parents, were an older infant brother, and her beloved "Tippy."

Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 47 years, Robert (Bob) Asbury Jr. of the home; her daughters, Desiree' (DD) Asbury Young and husband Dwight, Candace Asbury Vangile and husband Simon, Nerissa Asbury Kennedy and husband George, all of North Carolina, Heather Asbury and fiancé' Jimmy Sparks of Bradshaw, and Chantel Asbury Blankenship and husband Larry also of North Carolina; sisters, Frances Mikles, Beverly Riling, Barbara Laxton, Judy McNair, Yolanda Graham; and brother, Patrick Graham; a dear adopted sister, Vera Thomas; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a multitude of other family; and two fur-babies, Zippy and Beth.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 with the Reverend Roger Hale Sr. and the Reverend Roger Hale, Jr. officiating at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. A memorial service will also be conducted by the Rebekah Lodge #86 of Bradshaw. Burial will immediately follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton, W.Va. Serving as pallbearers will be sons-in-law and grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Roderfield McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 4, 2010

Norman Lonnie Patrick, age 78, of Roderfield, W.Va., died Monday, August 2, 2010 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born December 24, 1931 in Panther, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charlie E. and Clara E. Bailey Patrick.

He was a resident of McDowell County all his life. He was a retired coal miner from Cannelton Coal Co. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by, in addition to his parents, his wife, Betty Poore Patrick; two brothers, Johnny Patrick and Kenny Patrick.

Survivors include two daughters, Johnnie Blankenship of Ballard, W.Va., and Leshia Elswick of Abingdon, Va.; two sons, Terry J. Patrick of Paynesville, W.Va. and Lonnie E. Patrick of Kimball, W.Va.; three brothers, Jerry Patrick of Paynesville, W.Va., Cecil Patrick of Waleska, Ga. and David Patrick of Siena Vista, Ariz.; one sister, Belinda Patrick of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Ashley Chapman, Raven Keene, Aaron Elswick, Christy Patrick, Ashley Burks, Johnathan Burks, Shannon Burks, and Tosha Mutter; five great-grandchildren, Riley Chapman, Tyler Patrick, Aidyn Kenne, Aimee Mutter and Lane Mutter.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, W.Va. with Elder Buddy Roberts, Elder Grahm Justice and Pastor Charlie Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Vance-Bailey Cemetery at Panther, W.Va. Pallbearers will be Eric Chapman, Johnathan Burks, Aaron Elswick, Wesley Keene, members of the McDowell County Sheriff Department. Four honorary pallbearers will be Graham Justice, Jimmy Hamilton, Elmer McQuire and Kenny Coleman.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Welch, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph from 5/1/2010 - 5/2/2010

Travis (Scotty) Riffe, 48, of Welch, passed away April 29, 2010 at his residence from a life long illness. Born Aug. 13, 1961 in Iaeger, he was the son of Maggie Riffe of Welch and the late (Ted) Franklin Riffe. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Pearl Riffe; and his maternal grandparents, Aster and Mamie Blankenship.

Mr. Riffe was a life-long resident of McDowell County. He was an avid fisherman and loved motor cross racing and all outdoor sports until his health began to decline.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother; two sisters, Joy Collins of Coalwood and Crystal Hatcher and husband Tom of Shady Springs, W.Va.; an uncle whom he loved as a brother, Michael A. Blankenship and wife Pam, of Tazewell, Va.; a special nephew, Dakota Collins, of Coalwood; a special friend, Sonny Lawson; and a host of friends.
He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He will be joining some friends that he missed very much in Heaven.

In honoring Mr. Riffe's wishes, his body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Douglas Mortuary on Monday, May 3, 2010 at  6 p.m. with the Reverend Michael Brooks officiating.
The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the Riffe family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Welch, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - June 7, 2010

Ronnie B. McKenzie, of Welch, passed away on June 4, 2010 in CAMC General Division, Charleston. Born July 18, 1936 in Hensley, Westchester Hollow, he was the only child of the late Blume H. and Ruth M. McKenzie of Roderfield.

He is survived by his former spouse and dedicated caregiver, Ellen M. McKenzie of Hemphill; and former spouse, Shirley A. McKenzie of Beckley. He is also survived by his three sons and wives, Ronald McKenzie (Cheryl) of Centreville, Va., Donald McKenzie (Tammy) of Dunkirk, Ind., and Timothy L. McKenzie (Debbie) of Kissimmee, Fla.; two daughters and husband, Kimberly Wright (Brian) of Abingdon, Va., and Cassie M. McKenzie of Beckley; nine grandchildren, Donald McKenzie, Jr. of Mooresville, N.C., Jessica A. McKenzie of Delaware, Ohio, Paige McKenzie of Arcadia, Fla., Timothy McKenzie, Jr., of Kissimmee, Mark A. McKenzie of Orlando, Fla., Blake R. McKenzie of Charles Town, W.Va., Chase R. McKenzie of Charles Town, Martin H. Mitchell of Kimball, and Corey D. Ledford of Baltimore, Md.; and three great grandchildren, Alyssa C. McKenzie of Mooresville, N.C., Jack D. Blankenship of Princeton, and Anthony T. McKenzie of Orlando.

A graveside memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery in Roderfield, and is open to family and friends. The Reverend Gene Ball will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Welch, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - April 7, 2011

Sue Terry, age 84, of Welch, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. Va. Born July 5, 1926, in Filbert, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Wargo. She was a resident of Gary the greater part of her life living in Welch the past 16 years. She was a devout Catholic and a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church in Welch. She was a former member of the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church Choir and Altar Society in Gary and an avid gardener.

She was preceded in death by, in addition to her parents, her husband, William "Bill" Terry; three brothers, John, George and Joseph; two sisters, Helen Giles and Elizabeth Cassett; one granddaughter, Donna Marie Stanley; one grandson, Richard Scott Morgan.

Survivors include five daughters, Deanna Blankenship and husband Earl of Thorpe, Patricia Smith and husband Fred Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C., Deborah Charles and husband Dennis of Hardy, Va., Mary Stanley and husband Ray of Jacksonville, N.C., Donna Moens and husband Andrew of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; four sisters, Mary Williams and Margaret Wasilewski, both of War, Julia Blevins of Booneville, N.C., Ann Riffe of Rush, Ky.; two brothers, Franklin Wargo of Cocoa, Fla., Michael Wargo of Biloxi, Miss.; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and the joy of her life, her little dog, Baby.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Welch with Father That Son Nguyen as celebrant. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

McDowell Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Perry            83, 25Dec1926 - 12Jun2010,           Avondale, McDowell, WV,               WV-234-42-9089             

Blankenship, Elizabeth L. 50, 24Jan1960 - 13Sep2010,            Bradshaw, McDowell, WV,               WV-236-06-6438             

Blankenship, Dave             91, 02May1919 - 13Aug2010,         Gary, McDowell, WV,                    VA-230-18-3435

Blankenship, David           34-35, 30May1976 - 19May2011,   Mohawk, McDowell, WV,               WV-236-15-4250             

Blankenship, Virgus R.     66, 29Jul1943 - 27Jun2010,             Panther, McDowell, WV,               WV-233-66-4176             

Blankenship, Willie R.      79, 23Dec1930 - 16Jun2010,           Panther, McDowell, WV,        WV/NC-232-42-1024

Blankenship, William B.   78, 11Dec1931 - 13Feb2010,           Paynesville, McDowell, WV,               VA-230-36-8928

Blankenship, Charles J.     54, 18Jan1957 - 22May2011,          War, McDowell, WV,              WV/NC-232-94-7202

Blankenship, James F.       42, 02Dec1968 - 15Feb2011,           Welch, McDowell, WV,                  WV-236-94-8523             

 

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2010, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - September 29, 2010

Jason Keith Montgomery, age 34, of Bluefield, W.Va., passed away Monday evening, September 27, 2010 at the Duke University Hospital. Born October 13, 1975, he was the son of the late Harry Edward and Gaynell Blankenship Montgomery.

He is survived by his brothers, Bryan Montgomery, Peterstown, W.Va., Mark Montgomery, Blacksburg, Va., Eric "E.T." Montgomery, Dublin, Va.; nieces, Miranda Montgomery and Kelsey Montgomery, Dublin; nephews, Jesse and David Montgomery, Peterstown; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - October 17, 2010,

Teresa Lynn Wolford, 43, of 3206 E. Cumberland Road in Bluefield, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at her residence. Born in Princeton May 25, 1966, she was the daughter of the Steve Edward Blankenship of Peterstown, W.Va. and the late Effie Mae Cecil Blankenship .

In addition to her mother, two brothers, Hank Blankenship and Steve Blankenship preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin Wolford of Bluefield; one daughter, Crystal Renee Blankenship and one son, Bobby Ray Burgess, both of Princeton; two brothers, Dwayne E. Blankenship and his wife Rebecca of Rogersville, Tenn. and Joseph Aaron Blankenship of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sisters, Rebecca Jean Shockley of Rich Creek, Va., Leona Mae Blankenship , Kimberly Hazelwood and Selena Blankenship , all of Princeton.

In keeping with her wishes, the body has been cremated. Memorial services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2010, at the House of The Lord Jesus on Rt. 10 in Matoaka with Pastor Mack Wolford officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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David Lee Blankenship, 46, of 1119 Old Bramwell Rd., passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at his home. Born in Bluefield, W.Va. on May 9, 1964, he was a son of Ernest Blankenship and stepmother Brenda Blankenship of Bluefield, and son of Shirley Harless Leffel of Scottsville Va.

He had been a resident of Bluefield for the last 12 years after living in Alaska for 15 years. He was a graduate of Alaska Jr. College and was of the Baptist faith. He was the primary caregiver for his father the last six years.

On this cold December day, David is now sharing his love of music, as he plays his guitar and sings with the angles, as he enters through the Golden Gates of Heaven, where all are kneeling at God’s feet. David will not only be missed by his family that he loved dearly, but by many friends who he made smile as he warmed their hearts, through his passion for music.

He was preceded in death by his baby brother, Michael D. Blankenship.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Blankenship of Guthrie Okla., and Tyler Blankenship of New York; brother, William “Billy” Leffel of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Katherine Vaughn of Scottsville, Va., Darlene Gilley of Bluefield, Va., Diana Leffel of Scottsville, Va., Melissa Blankenship of Bluefield, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Pastor David Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where Ray Gentle, Ronnie Cruise, C.J. Casey, Mark McGlothlin, Danny Plelps, Matt Neal, and Wayne Roland will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Bramwell, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Christal Cline Shannon, age 90, of Coaldale Mtn. Rd., Bramwell, formerly of Roderfield, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born April 13, 1919 in Wyoming County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert Cline and Judah Blankenship Cline. She was a resident of Bluefield since September 1998, residing the greater part of her life in Roderfield. She was a member of the Big Sandy Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard Shannon in 1997; one son, Wendell Shannon; two brothers, Connie Cline and James Wannie Cline; one half brother, Rhannis Cline; four sisters, Mary Cline Spratt, Janice Cline Toler, Athleen and Kathleen Cline; and two half sisters, Helen Cline Moore and Corrine Cline.

Survivors include three half brothers, Tommy Cline of Verner, W.Va., Albert Cline, Jr. of Robinette, W.Va., and Larry David Cline of Bramwell, W.Va.; two half sisters, Josephine Blankenship of Statesville, N.C. and Zelda Justice of Justice, W.Va.; one granddaughter, Heather Shannon of Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 12:00 noon January 15, 2010 from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch. Burial will follow at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Brushfork, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - May 9, 2011

Joseph Edward "Ed" Neel, 68, of Route 5, Bluefield (Brushfork), W.Va., died Saturday, May 7, 2011 in Charlotte, N.C. Born Dec. 15, 1942 in Bluefield, W.Va., he was a son of Stellena Neel of Bluefield, and the late Raburn Johnson Neel.

Mr. Neel was a lifelong resident of Bluefield and was of the Baptist faith. He worked as a machinist at several local mining equipment manufacturers and loved to flea market, making many friends through the years. Mr. Neel also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Sherman Johnson Neel and James Allen Neel.

In addition to his mother, survivors include two children, Cindy Neel Farley and her husband Gerard Edward Farley, Jr. of Indian Trail, N.C. and Joseph Patrick "Jody" Neel and his wife Marlena of Bluefield, W.Va.; one brother, George Andrew Neel and his wife Sylvia of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Sharon Neel Blankenship and her husband Robert Edward Blankenship, Jr. of Blountville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Rachael Morgan Farley, Payton McKenzie Farley and Gerard Edward "Trey" Farley, III, all of Indian Trail and Makayla Nicole Neel, Matthew Patrick Neel and Tanner Ethan Neel, all of Bluefield; and three nephews, Jodie Neel, Andy Neel and Evan Blankenship.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday May 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Lacy Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Kegley, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 4, 2010

William Jason Browning, 27, of Bluestone Road, Kegley, died early Saturday morning, July 31, 2010 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born August 2, 1982, at Princeton, he was the son of Kay Hylton Dunn of Kegley and the late Gregory Browning.

Jason was a sales representative for WC Hydraulics, Beaver, W.Va. and was of the Baptist faith. Jason was a loving husband, devoted son and caring brother.

Survivors: His loving wife, Vanessa Fair Dalton Browning; mother and stepfather, Kay and Danny Dunn of Kegley; brother and wife, Gregory and Windy Browning of Gardner; stepsons, Dakota Browning of the home, James Todd Kessinger, Jr. of Pembroke, Va.; brother-in-law, Brian Dalton of Peterstown; mother-in-law, Teresa Blankenship of Peterstown; and a host of friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 5, 2010 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Ralph Calfee officiating. Jason's wishes will be honored following these services, and his body will be cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Lake Shawnee, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Cloraine Jeanette Blankenship, 82, of Lake Shawnee, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born November 14, 1929 at Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Chapman Oswald Rutledge and Ruby Dooley Rutledge. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of Rich Creek Baptist Church at Spanishburg.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning. She loved her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harry Mason Blankenship in 2002; two sisters, Mildred Blankenship and Frances Blankenship; and two brothers, Robert Rutledge and Chapman Rutledge.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Sue Murphy and her husband Roy of Matoaca, Va.; one son, Jerry Mason Blankenship of the home; two grandsons, Nicholas Matthew Hernandez and his wife Laurie of Chapel Hill, N.C. and David Alan Hernandez of Richmond, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Hernandez and Jacob Hernandez, both of Richmond, Va., Haley Hernandez and Abbe Hernandez, both of Wake Forest, N.C.; and one sister, Peggy Burson of Gainesville, Ga.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2011 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Reverend Ralph Calfee officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be David Hernandez, Joshua Hernandez, Jacob Hernandez, Roy Murphy, Ray Sigmon and Darrel Walker.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Lake Shawnee, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - January 1, 2012

Roy Kermit Lusk, 90, of Lake Shawnee, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. Born April 11, 1921, at Herndon, he was the son of the late Joseph Herndon Lusk and Alice Graham Lusk Chester.

Mr. Lusk was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Slab Fork Coal Company in Alpoca. He attended Sweet Home Baptist Church in Princeton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gracie Blankenship Lusk; four sisters, Stella Blankenship , Tressie Quesenberry, Ethel Richards and Lakie Belcher.

Survivors include his wife, Irene (Tiny) Lusk of Lake Shawnee; one son, Roy T. Lusk and his wife Pat of Conway, SC; one daughter, Linda Faye Mullens and her husband Randall of Beckley; one stepdaughter, Kyla Pacitto of South Daytona, FL; one brother, Ray Chester and his wife Rachel of Stephenson; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 2, 2012, at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Thurmond Belcher officiating. Interment will follow at the Lusk Cemetery on the Lusk Settlement at Herndon. Pallbearers will be Roby Vaught, Ronnie Quesenberry, Timmy Blankenship, Larry Cooper, Daryl Bishop, Jack Bishop, Tommy Reynolds and Larry Shrewsbury. Honorary pallbearers are Eugene Belcher, Randolph Carr, Ernest Lyle and Larry Pacitto.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lashmeet, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Howard Bailey, 75, of Lashmeet, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at his home following a long illness. Born November 26, 1934 at Buchanan County, Va., he was the son of the late Andrew “Crow” Bailey and Elizabeth Blankenship Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a retired miner and was the owner and operator of Little B Coal Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Kenny Bailey, Wade Bailey, Elliot Bailey, Lawyer Bailey and twin brother, Henry Bailey; and three sisters, Margaret Bailey, Elsie Bailey and Dallas Bailey.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Ruth Bailey of the home; four daughters, Shelia Cline and her husband David of Mohawk, Sheena Karber and her husband George of Texas, Donna Bailey of Oakvale and Dolly Bailey of Bluefield; two sons, Donald Bailey of Panther and Shawn Bailey and his wife Stephanie of Princeton; two sisters, Jean Levitt and her husband Chuck of Illinois and Nancy Haymond and her husband George of South Carolina; one brother, Doug Bailey and his wife Rose of Mohawk; 19 grandchildren, Peyton Turner, April Vance, Heather, Josh and Caleb Cline, Mike, Zach and Mercedes Anderson, Dylan Childress, Ashley, Allyson and Austin Steele, Jonathan, Lauren and Allison Baldwin and Isaac, Jacob, Charlie and Caylin Bailey; one great-grandchild, Baylei Vance; a special niece, Teresa Justice; one God Child, Hannah Grace Justice; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted today at 1:00 p.m. at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Elders Denny Mullins and Lonnie Mullins officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lashmeet, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - July 13, 2010

Icey V. Jenkins, 90, of Lashmeet, passed away early morning, Monday, July 12, 2010 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Icey was born December 6, 1919 in Bud, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Bertha Blankenship Lusk.

 Icey was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was the last surviving member of her family. Icey was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Jenkins; daughter, Rita White; three brothers; three sisters; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Icey will be sadly missed by her daughters, Donna Abbatello and husband Joe, Dixie Fogleman and husband Bob, Judith VonKallist; sons, Michael Jenkins and wife Wanda, Richard Jenkins and wife Sue, Terry Jenkins and wife Danea, Jerry Jenkins and wife Melody; son-in-law, Sid White; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

At her request, services were held Monday, July 12, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 450 Courthouse Road. Pastor Lacy Brooks officiated the service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Lashmeet, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 14, 2011

Orville Ray Brewster, 76, of Lashmeet, died Friday, November 11, 2011 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Born May 25, 1935 at Wolfpen, he was the son of the late Crockett Brewster and Molly Atwell Brewster. Mr. Brewster was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired miner from U.S. Steel at Pineville #50 and was a member of the UMWA. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Brewster and Bernard Brewster; and one sister, Geneva Brewster.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Thomas Brewster of the home; two sons, Jonathan Ray Brewster of Raleigh, N.C. and Gary Wayne Brewster and his wife Betsy of Shady Spring; one daughter, Christine Ray Brewster of New York, N.Y.; two stepsons, John Lane Blankenship of Cresco, Iowa and Michael Wayne Blanekenship of Princeton; one brother, J.C. Brewster of Essex, Md.; and ten grandchildren.

The body has been cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lerona, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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James A. “Jimmy” Everidge, 69, of Parkview Terrace, Lerona, died Tuesday afternoon, February 2, 2010 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born September 20, 1940 at Corrine, he was the son of the late Erby and Minnie Hall Cecil Everidge. Jimmy worked in construction most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He served with the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Debbie; along with three siblings, William Paul Cecil, Jean Lilly Hall and Evelynine Graham.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Hearld Everidge; seven children, Vickie Sutherland, Tammy Radford, and Eddie Everidge, all of Princeton, Drema Schiffer of Fostoria, Ohio, Melissa Taylor of Spartanburg, S.C., Jimmy Everidge serving with the U.S. Army, Afghanistan, Timmy Everidge of Maryland; five stepchildren, Sheila Deardon of Omaha, Neb., Bill Blankenship of Sioux Falls, S.D., J. R. Blankenship, Tina Eastridge, both of Princeton, Michael Blankenship of Charlotte, N.C.; a host of grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two siblings, Robert L. Cecil of Delaware and Earl “Pete” Cecil of Princeton.

The family will honor Jimmy’s request, and his body will be cremated. Due to weather conditions on Saturday, the memorial service for Jimmy Everidge had been rescheduled for Monday, February 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Dallas Peyton, Jr. speaking.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lerona, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
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Rose Ella Swick Blankenship Johnston, age 60, of P.O. Box 124, Lerona, W.Va., passed away on Monday, June 28, 2010 at her residence.

Born on October 10, 1949 in Marytown, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Florence Atwell Swick. She had been a resident of Mercer County for 20 years and was a former resident of Welch for 40 years. She was a member of the South View Pentecostal Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 42 years, Bob Blankenship; two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include her second husband, George Johnston of the home; son, Bobby Blankenship and wife Teresa of Elkins; daughter, Terri Smith and husband Wayne of Tazewell, Va.; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; brother, Steven Swick of Lerona; two sisters, Patty Tashe and husband Steve of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Kathy Sharrone of Hadlock, N.C.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Pastor Mac McBride officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with Tom Morgan, Tommy Stevens, Robert Mullins, Ross Burks, Steve Tashe, and Harry White serving as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Lerona, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - July 23, 2011

Eunice Virginia Chester, 55, of Lerona, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 21, 2011, of a short illness. Born December 15, 1955, in Welch, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Carol Gullett Hawkins.

Eunice was a homemaker and a former Headstart teacher for 29 years, having worked in Wyoming and Mercer counties. She loved working with the little children and seeing their beautiful little faces every day. Besides being a loving Mom, and Mamaw, Eunice enjoyed sending cards to brighten someone's day, coloring, collecting stickers and purses, shopping, taking pictures of her precious grandbabies, spending time with her family; friends and playing with her dogs, Sam and Daisy Mae. Eunice loved reading her Bible and serving her Lord. She was an active member of the Lerona United Methodist Church where she had several loving, compassionate friends.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving mother-inlaw, Phyllis Sue Chester.

Those left to cherish her memory include her high school sweetheart, soul mate, and devoted husband of 39 years, Reverend Richard Chester. Also surviving are her daughters, Missi Chester Miller and husband, Billy, of Coal City, and Ricki Lynn Chester and her companion, Stephen Godby, of Crab Orchard.

Other family members include her father-in-law, Ray Chester and wife Rachel; Garnet (Granny) Gullet of Welch; her precious grandchildren, Dakota, Jazmin, Christopher, Kristy, Will, and Shay; great-grandchild, Nolan. Three brothers, Harold, Clinton, and Scotty Hawkins; two sisters, Della Blankenship and Rhonda Martin; brother-in-law, Bo and wife Connie Chester of Danese, and sister-in-law, Kathy and husband Roger Conley of Stephenson; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Eunice Virginia Chester will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, from the Lerona United Methodist Church in Lerona with Reverend Helen Oakes and Reverend Denver Tiller officiating. The family has honored Mrs. Chester's request; she will be cremated and her burial will be held at sea at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Matoaka, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - June 23, 2010

Elbert Quinton Huffman, 91, of Matoaka, died Monday, June 21, 2010 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born October 23, 1918 at Wenonah, he was the son of the late Eugene Andrew Huffman and Nancy Shrewsbury Huffman.

He was a coal miner and shot foreman for 17 years. He was a former employee of the Mercer County Board of Education and was a custodian at Matoaka High School for many years. He was a hard working man who enjoyed gardening and chopping wood. A man of few words, he was a wonderful dad and loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Reed Huffman in 2007; and one son, Lacy Allen Huffman; three sisters, Danie Thompson, Dandelion Carden and Cynthia Reed; three brothers, Dennie Toostout, Ed Huffman and Luke Huffman.

Survivors include three sons, Elbert Junior Huffman and his wife Anna Bell of Hiawatha, Curtis Loyd Huffman and his wife Lina of Lashmeet and Ronnie Dean Huffman and his wife Debbie of Princeton; two daughters, Doris Gail Shrewsbury and her husband David of Hobart, Ind., and Anita Raye Zrimsek and her husband Michael of Matoaka; one daughter-in-law, Rhonda Huffman of Kegley; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Matoaka Pentecostal Holiness Church in Matoaka with Pastor Ray White and Rev. R.C. Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at Robert Bailey Cemetery, Dott Road, Matoaka.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Oakvale, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

http://bdtonline.com/obituaries/x1227162512/Cleo-Terry-Blankenship

Cleo Terry Blankenship, 93, of Oakvale, died Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness. Born March 5, 1917 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. Terry and Lillie Mae Reed Terry.

Cleo was a homemaker and was a very active member, when her health permitted, of the Kellysville Church of God in Kellysville, W.Va. She had been a lifelong resident of the Oakvale area. In addition to her parents, her husband, Emory Blankenship; one daughter, Claudia Ann Blankenship Hurt; three infant children; and one brother, Claude Terry preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Waldron of Narrows, Va.; two sons, Nathan Blankenship of the home and Emory Lee Blankenship and wife Tina of Huntington, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Crabtree and husband Homer of Richmond, Va.; and one brother, LaFayette Terry and wife Sybil of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday February 14, 2011 at the G.E. Davis Chapel of Fredeking Funeral Service in Oakvale with Pastor Franklin Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Jackie D. Compton, 61, of Woodland Lane, Princeton, died Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born January 26, 1948 at Squire, he was the son of the late Leonard Compton and Helen Hess Compton. Mr. Compton was a retired truck driver for Boxley Concrete Co. in Princeton. His hobbies included old cars, motorcycles and boxing, but especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Taylor and Dorothy Elaine Compton.

Survivors include his former wife, Brenda Compton Sigmon of Princeton; one daughter, Melondy Compton Blankenship of Princeton; three grandchildren, Jacquelyn Compton, Samuel Garrett Compton and Baylee Blankenship, all of Princeton; one great-granddaughter, Jadalynn (J.J.) Brown of Princeton; two brothers, Jerry Compton and his wife Sandra of Mocksville, N.C. and Johnny Compton and his wife Rita of Bluewell; one sister, Cyndi Shrewsbury and her husband Glen of Mocksville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews whom he adored; and special friends, Steve Haynes, Drema Swecker, Bobby Dobbins and Jack Garten and his wife Virginia, all of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Reverend Larry Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Vicki Louise Blizzard, 50, of Sparrow Street, Princeton, departed this life with her family by her side Sunday evening, February 14, 2010, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. Born July 23, 1959 in Bluefield, she was the daughter of Fred W. Dudley Jr. and Mona Miller Dudley of JoHo Estates in Princeton.

Vicki was a graduate of Montcalm High School, Class of 1977. Vicki was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She truly loved the Lord with all her heart. She was a faithful member of Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on Halls Ridge Road in Princeton and a member of the Women of Purpose Sunday School Class. For many years, Vicki served as a Mentor for MOPS and was a dedicated counselor and supporter of the Abel Crisis Pregnancy Center in Bluefield.

Survivors: Her loving and devoted husband of 28 years, Barry Eugene Blizzard of Princeton; two daughters and spouses, Aimee Rebekah and Jeffrey Bolton of Pearisburg, Va., Emilie Rachel and Garret Whittaker of Princeton; her grandson, Gavin Bolton; and a granddaughter that will soon arrive, Macey Whittaker; father and mother, Fred and Mona Dudley of Princeton. Vicki had two little buddies that she loved very much, Jake and Olivia Ross; her loving and caring sister, Rhonda Barber and husband Buddy of Princeton; brother, Fred W. Dudley, III and wife Alisa of Richmond, Va.; two nieces and two nephews, April Beard and Jesica Dudley, Ben Barber and Andrew Dudley; a great-niece and nephew, Raelyn Beard and Tyler Beard; Vicki’s father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kermit and Wada Blizzard of Princeton.

A service of celebration will be held today (Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. at Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on Halls Ridge Road in Princeton with Pastors Dr. John King and Pastor Jim Simmons officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be John Taylor, Justin Beard, Lee Ross, Bill Winfrey, Tommy Blankenship, Jim Copenhaver, Ben Brownlee and Will Prewitt. Her honorary pallbearers will be John Huffman, Curtis Radt, Tim Bane, David Bolton, Jeff Whittaker, Kenny Mandeville, Mike Moulder and Tim Harvey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
,  May 31, 2010,

Katherine Lee Blankenship, 69, of 105 Oliver Ave., Princeton, died Monday, May 24, 2010. Born September 13, 1940, in Princeton she was the daughter of the late Curtis E. and Nellie Clark Wirtz. She retired from the soldering department at Rockwell International in Princeton with over eighteen years service. She attended “The Bridge” Ministry in Princeton and formerly attended the Calvary Ministries in Bluefield.

Survivors include two daughters, Terri Aniel and fiancé Buster McManaway and April Blankenship and fiancé Henry Giberson, all of Princeton; four grandchildren, Daron Aniel, Chris Clyburn, Chelsea Giberson and James Giberson, Jr.; one great-grandchild, Jacoda Aniel; one sister, Dora Brock of Princeton; special friends that she considered daughters, Joy Dartt and Trudy Puffenbarger; and best friends, Hazel Hess and Blossom Costello.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Eddie Day officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Park Cemetery in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - June 8, 2010

Michael Wayne Taylor, 48, of 428 Napolean Lane in Princeton, died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at his residence. Born April 10, 1962 in Princeton, he was the son of Dessie Overbay Taylor of Princeton and the late Franklin Darrell Taylor. In addition to his father, one sister, Trena Taylor; and one brother, Kenneth Taylor preceded him in death.

Additional survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann Whittaker Taylor of Princeton; two sons, Freddy Taylor and wife Anna and Roy Keffer, all of Princeton; two daughters, Michelle Keffer and Samantha Keffer, both of Princeton; eleven grandchildren, Richard Rose, April Keffer, Stephany Blankenship , Charles Keffer, Tiffany Blankenship , Destiny Keffer, Justin Keffer, Danny Potter, Austin Hale, Heather Widener and Dakota Widener; one brother, Glenn Taylor of Princeton; four sisters, Connie Taylor, Rosetta Taylor, Tammy Burkes, and Heather Taylor and husband Marty, all of Princeton; mother-in-law, Nellie Whittaker; special uncles, John Overbay, Doug Overbay, Bill Overbay and Charles Oberbay; special sisters-in-law, Dorothy Potter and husband Clayton Trent, Liz Roark, Stella Lawson and Flo Whittaker; special brother-in-law, Charlie Whittaker and wife Caroletta; thirteen nieces and nephews; and fifteen great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Sister Geraldine Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Park Cemetery in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Whittaker, Roy Whittaker, Danny Potter, Glen Taylor, Mark Cardwell, Marty Taylor, Rick Sigmon, and Clayton Trent.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - July 6, 2010

Juanita Mitchem Hoge, 88, of 115 Valley View St. in Princeton, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2010, surrounded by her loving family at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. She was born in Gilliam, W.Va. on June 17, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Carl C. Crowder and Virgie Mae Hicks Crowder.

She had lived in Princeton for over forty years and attended Ridgeview Church of God in Lashmeet. Juanita loved life and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved her church and church family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Mitchem; her second husband, William Hoge; one son, William Dale Mitchem; one brother, John Crowder and his wife Pauline; one sister, Dorothy Crowder; three granddaughters, Sherry L. Mitchem, Michelle Mitchem and Melissa Mitchem; and one grandson, William N. Mitchem.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald Mitchem and wife Bonnie, Deannie Mitchem and wife Loretta, and Fairly Mitchem and wife Dorothy; six grandchildren, Rodney Mitchem, Theresa Phillips and husband Travis, Brittany Adkins and husband Brad, Billy Davis and wife Sandie, Everett Mitchem, and John Mitchem and wife Stephanie; seven great-grandchildren, Rodney Mitchem, Jr., Josh Blankenship , Brooke Blankenship , Isaac Mitchem, Jessica Phillips, Isabella Davis and Jasmine Mitchem; one great-great-granddaughter, Melony Daugherty; three nieces and one nephew; special sister, Mildred Hoge; sister-in-law, Ruth Hoge; and special friends, Mary Oxley and Melba Martin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor L.A. Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Sidney Sid Lemoine Wheeler, 75, of 27 Morningside in Princeton died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Born November 26, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant, OH he was the son of the late Watson Forrest Wheeler and Ruth Higginbotham Wheeler.

Sid was a retired music evangelist and was a well known recording artist of southern gospel music. Through his company, Sid Wheeler Music Ministry, he produced several recordings and traveled to numerous churches on the east coast delivering his message of hope and salvation. He was a member of the Fairview Christian Community Church in Princeton. He was also a veteran of the Unites States Coast Guard. Sid was a loving husband, wonderful father, and a friend to all. He had been a resident of Princeton since 1983 moving here from St. Clairsville, OH.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Sue Blankenship Wheeler of Princeton; one daughter, Suzanne Lee Wheeler of Asheville, NC; one brother, Eric Wheeler of St. Clairsville, OH; his mother-in-law, Mildred Blankenship of Princeton; special family friend, Sue Heartwell and his faithful pet, Keara.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Friday, July 23, 2010 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Larry Dyer and Elder Sue Heartwell officiating. A private burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - July 22, 2010

Sidney "Sid" Lemoine Wheeler, 75, of 27 Morningside in Princeton, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. Born November 26, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, he was the son of the late Watson Forrest Wheeler and Ruth Higginbotham Wheeler.

Sid was a retired music evangelist and was a well known recording artist of southern gospel music. Through his company, Sid Wheeler Music Ministry, he produced several recordings and traveled to numerous churches on the east coast delivering his message of hope and salvation. He was a member of the Fairview Christian Community Church in Princeton. He was also a veteran of the Unites States Coast Guard. Sid was a loving husband, wonderful father, and a friend to all. He had been a resident of Princeton since 1983, moving here from St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara "Sue" Blankenship Wheeler of Princeton; one daughter, Suzanne Lee Wheeler of Asheville, N.C.; one brother, Eric Wheeler of St. Clairsville, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Mildred Blankenship of Princeton; special family friend, Sue Heartwell; and his faithful pet, Keara.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2010 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Reverend Larry Dyer and Elder Sue Heartwell officiating. A private burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 1, 2010

Ella Jane (Basham) Perdue Elledge, age 64, of 407 Harrison St., Princeton, passed away July 29, 2010 at her residence with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Nov. 30, 1945 on Reece Harmon Ridge, Lashmeet, W.Va. to the late Cleveland and Mithie (Williams) Basham, Ella was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved spending time with her special friend, Harry Lee Phillips and her granddaughter, Melanie Perdue whom she raised and shared her home with. Ella was a homemaker and was loved by family and friends, and will leave many memories for all to cherish.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Basil Perdue; and her second husband, Robert Elledge; one sister, Clara Frye; three brothers, Cleveland Basham, Paul Basham and Burnie Basham.

Survivors include six children, Ricky Perdue and wife Cindy of Montcalm, Chester Perdue and wife Trish of Hillsville, Va., Kurt Perdue of Virginia, Renee' Perdue and special friend Dennis Blankenship of Bluefield, Carl Perdue and wife Tammy of Montcalm, Wayne Perdue and wife Detsi of Montcalm; 14 grandchildren, Breanne of Montcalm, Chasisdy Perdue, Cassie Perdue, Chet Perdue of Hillsville, Va., Wesley Elledge of Bluefield, Melanie Perdue of the home, Dakota Dishner and Doreen Dishner of Montcalm, Brandon Perdue, Justin Perdue, Carla Perdue and C.J. Perdue of Montcalm, Kirkland Perdue of Kegley, Brooke Perdue of Montcalm; brothers, Carl Basham and wife Terry of Rock, Robert Basham of Princeton; sisters, Cinda Frady of Winston-Salem, N.C., Thelma Peck of Bluefield, Reva Shrader and husband Jack of Graham, N.C., Phyllis Shrader and husband Bill of Burlington, N.C., Bernice Mullens and husband Jim of Princeton, Nancy Piercey and husband Elbert of Staley, N.C.; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Reverend Raymond Elledge officiating. Burial will follow in the Sarver Cemetery on the old Spanishburg Road in Spanishburg, W.Va. Serving as pallbearers will be Shannon Vest, Jason Vest, Kirkland Perdue, Kevin Poff, David Fink and Dennis Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Juanita Mitchem Hoge, 88 of 115 Valley View St. in Princeton went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2010, surrounded by her loving family at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. She was born in Gilliam, WV on June 17, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Carl C. Crowder and Virgie Mae Hicks Crowder.

She had lived in Princeton for over forty years and attended Ridgeview Church of God in Lashmeet. Juanita loved life and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved her church and church family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Mitchem; her second husband, William Hoge; one son, William Dale Mitchem; one brother, John Crowder and his wife Pauline; one sister, Dorothy Crowder; three granddaughters, Sherry L. Mitchem, Michelle Mitchem and Melissa Mitchem; and one grandson, William N. Mitchem.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald Mitchem and wife Bonnie, Deannie Mitchem and wife Loretta, and Fairly Mitchem and wife Dorothy; six grandchildren, Rodney Mitchem, Theresa Phillips and husband Travis, Brittany Adkins and husband Brad, Billy Davis and wife Sandie, Everett Mitchem, and John Mitchem and wife Stephanie; seven great grandchildren, Rodney Mitchem, Jr., Josh Blankenship, Brooke Blankenship, Isaac Mitchem, Jessica Phillips, Isabella Davis and Jasmine Mitchem; one great great granddaughter, Melony Daugherty; three nieces and one nephew; special sister, Mildred Hoge, sister-in-law, Ruth Hoge; and special friends, Mary Oxley and Melba Martin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor L. A. Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Homer Lee Thompson, 65, of 661 Oney Gap Road in Princeton died Friday, August 06, 2010 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Born February 1, 1945 in Princeton he was the son of the late Darius Asia Thompson and Pearilee Lucado Thompson. He was a lab technician for the coal mines. Homer was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Princeton.

In addition to his parents, one granddaughter, Abaleigh Adkins preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Carol Lilly Thompson of Princeton; two sons, Jeffrey Thompson and wife Elizabeth of Anaheim, CA and Adam Thompson and wife Rebecca of Pasadena, MD; four daughters, Cynthia Blankenship and husband Scott of Bedford, VA, Valerie Cook of Clemmons, NC, Angela Portillo of Moorefield, WV and Christy Adkins and husband Dave of Pineville, WV; ten grandchildren; one brother, Larry Dean Thompson of Princeton; and one sister, Katherine Trail and husband Alvie of Collinsville, VA.

In keeping with Homers wishes his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 PM, Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 268 Old Bluefield Princeton in Princeton with Eddie Wimmer as eulogist.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - September 9, 2010

Clarence David Alvis, 82, of the Alvis Road, Princeton, passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born November 8, 1927 in Athens, he was the son of the late John Kenna and Cora Martin Alvis.

He was a 1946 graduate of Athens High School and later served in the United States Army from 1953-1955. Clarence was a life-long farmer, continuing the family farming tradition where he was born and raised. He was employed for 44 years with Highland Propane, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church. Clarence will be remembered by those who knew him as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was always compassionate and kind to those around him. He enjoyed walking on the farm, looking after his cattle, and relaxing under the shade trees with family. He especially enjoyed family get-togethers with good food and good laughs, surrounded by those he loved. He was always willing to help others in need and he treated everyone with kindness. In addition to his parents,

Clarence was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Alvis; and one sister, Helen Hodges.

Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Remona Frances Alvis; three daughters, Donna Ford Sizemore and husband Kenny, Debra Alvis-Hall, and Sandra Furches and husband Tim; one son, Russell Alvis and wife Lori, all of Princeton; two sisters, Gladys McComas of Flat Top and Maxine Moye of Spanishburg. Clarence leaves behind six grandchildren from whom he received great joy, Lisa Ford Blankenship and husband Ryan, Jamie Furches and wife Jennifer, Michael Paul Ford and wife Krystal, Ryan Furches, Courtney Hall, and Zachary Alvis, all of Princeton. Clarence had six great-grandchildren who gave him so much happiness in his later years, Madeline, Nathan, and Collin Blankenship , Tara Shae Furches, Brooklyn and Blake Ford.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Scott Mayberry officiating. Graveside rites and burial will follow at the family farm. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - September 15, 2010

Irvin C. Lilly, 64, of the Genesis Nursing and Care Facility, Ansted, formerly of 303 Bane Avenue, Princeton, died Saturday evening, September 11, 2010 at the Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill. Born Sept 29, 1945 at Ingleside, he was the son of the late Riley M. Lilly and Myrtle Walls Lilly. Irvin was a life long resident of the Princeton area.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Loretta Walls Blankenship, Truby A. Crabtree and Deloris Young; along with two brothers, Milton and Johnnie Lilly.

Survivors include five sisters, Mary and Leonard Long, Rosie and Billy Long, Brenda Thompson, all of Princeton, Jean and Roy Pack of Narrows, Va., Marchitta Howell of Peterstown; one brother, Tommy Lilly of Princeton; a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2010 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Gene Pennington speaking.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Charles Eugene “Charlie” Blankenship, 88, of Wood Avenue, Princeton, born December 24, 1921 in McComas, went home to the Lord the morning of October 5, 2010 following a brief illness.

Charlie retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways in 1983. Prior to his service to the state, Charlie served as the last elected Constable of Mercer County. Charlie also served in the Army as part of the 6826th Movement Control Group from 1942 until 1945 and was stationed throughout southern France and Central Europe during World War II before being honorably discharged. Although Charlie enjoyed serving his community, he was well-known for his love of music. Charlie played the guitar for over 50 years in bands like the Whispering Strings and the Melody Masters, and he often spoke of the time he played with the late Senator Robert Byrd.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Gladys Saunders Blankenship; his wife, Bevadell Wall Blankenship; his son, Chuck Blankenship; and his brother, Ed Blankenship.

He will be lovingly remembered by his family, daughter, Connie Dobbins of Princeton; son, Ronnie Blankenship of Princeton; grandchildren, Kevin Dobbins of Kettering, Ohio, Charlie Blankenship and wife Victoria of Princeton, Kelli Blankenship Hendrick and husband Nathan of Princeton, and Charles Edwin Blankenship of New Castle, Va.; six great-grandchildren; and a special cousin, Carol Jarnagin; and his extended family, Arianna Spradlin who cared for Charlie with great devotion.

A service to celebrate the life of Charlie Blankenship will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 8th, 2010 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. The eulogy will be offered by Charlie Mathena. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Princeton.

Serving as pallbearers will be his grandson Charlie Blankenship and friends of the family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 10, 2010

Betty Snidow Ogden, 87, of 602 Old Oakvale Road in Princeton, a former resident of Rt. 2 Box 286, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Bland County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bastian, Va. Born March 29, 1923 in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late B.C. Snidow and Ida Blankenship Snidow.

She was a graduate of Princeton High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton where she worked with the Royal Ambassador and the Bible School arts and crafts. Betty was a retired artist specializing in portraits and did all of the beautiful murals at the First Baptist Church. She was an active member of the Appalachian Artists Association entering numerous art shows and winning many awards locally and throughout the state.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Ralph Richardson Ogden; three sisters, Mary Adams, Mildred Caldwell, and Katherine Sowers; and one brother, Richard Snidow preceded her in death.

Survivors include one brother, B.C. Snidow, Jr. of Kansas City, Kan.; one sister, Patricia "Patty" Knowles of Deland, Fla.; several nieces and nephews including special nephew, William B. "Sandy" Sowers and his companion, Ramona Shook.

 Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Dr. David Dockery officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Princeton. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 25, 2010

Lisa Jenene Bandy Warren, 44, of South Johnson Street, Princeton, died early Monday morning, November 22, 2010 in Princeton. Born March 15, 1966, in Princeton, she was the daughter of Carl P. Bandy of Princeton and the late Joyce A. Coburn Bandy.

Jenene was a graduate of Princeton Senior High School in 1984 and had attended Concord College in Athens. She was formerly employed by the Mercer County Board of Education as a Kindergarten Aid. Jenene loved her animals and enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

Survivors: Her husband, Steve Warren; two daughters, Brandi Ann Johnston, Miranda Jade Blankenship, all of Princeton; grandson, Bradley Thomas and companion Jason; father and stepmother, Carl and Pat Bandy of Princeton; four stepbrothers, Michael Sowards and wife Patty, Clifton Sowards and wife Helen, Jimmy Sowards and wife Bobbi, Brian Mullens and wife Stacey.

A private memorial service was held.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 6, 2010

Gloria A. Beggs, 67, of Princeton, died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born January 8, 1943 at Giatto, she was the daughter of the late Ceabert Sisk and Pearl Gray Sisk.

Mrs. Beggs was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert J. Sisk; and one sister, Shirley Akers.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Alfred Beggs; two sons, Billy Beggs and his wife Pamela of Spanishburg and Alfred L. Beggs and his companion, Ellen Lamm of Lashmeet; two daughters, Cynthia Harmon and her husband Randy of Camp Creek and Melissa Finley and her husband Brian of Princeton; one brother, Ceabert Sisk, Jr. and his wife Juanita of Cool Ridge; one sister, Shelby J. Blankenship of Princeton; one nephew, Jimmy Akers of Princeton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Terry Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 7, 2010

Pamela Ann Seay, age 38, of 141 Andrews Circle, Princeton, W.Va., died on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. Born on January 3, 1972 in Welch, she was a daughter of the late Doyle Ray and Rosa Thornsburg Blankenship.

She had lived in Princeton for the past two years and attended the Church of God.

Survivors: Husband, Joseph Seay of the home; son, Caiden Seay of the home; daughter, Kaleigh Joelynn Seay of the home; brother, Doyle Blankenship of Galax, Va.; sisters, Rose Day of Troutman, N.C., Brenda Lester of Troutman, N.C., Loretta Griffith of Yukon, W.Va., Tammy Lester of Grundy, Va.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Reverend Lacy Griffith officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - January 7, 2011

James Gregory "Greg" Thomason, 53, of 104 Wallace Street in Princeton, formerly of 776 Bethlehem Church Road in Shelbyville, Tenn., died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at his residence. Born June 3, 1957 in Bluefield, he was the son of James L. Thomason and Betty S. Crotty Thomason of Princeton.

He was a 1976 graduate of Princeton High School and a member of the Princeton Moose Lodge #1521. Greg was employed as a lab tech at the Rising Star Ranch in Shelbyville, Tenn., a walking horse breeding and training facility. He was a Designated Qualified Person (DQP) of S.H.O.W. and was formerly active in the 4-H Livestock Division.

Additional survivors include two children, Ryan of Hamilton, Ohio and Daphney of Princeton; two grandchildren, Grace and Piper; one sister, Cheryl McKenzie and husband Ron of Centreville, Va.; one brother, Mark Thomason of Princeton; and one niece, Rachel Blankenship and husband Tim and their son Jack Blankenship , all of Princeton.

In keeping with Greg's wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Princeton Church of God with Pastor Fred Farley, Pastor Terry Choate, and the Reverend Olen Robertson officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - January 10, 2011

Rosella "Rosie" Mae Long, 71, of Gayle Street, Princeton, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born in Ingleside on May 27, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Riley M. and Myrtle Walls Lilly. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Delores Young, Lena Blankenship and Truby Crabtree; and three brothers, Johnny, Milton and Irvin Lilly.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie W. "Billy" Long; four children, Clifford Long and wife Cathy, Bonita LaVigne and husband Donald, Sandra Powell and husband Jacky and Geneva Long Bonner and husband Shaun; thirteen grandchildren, Timmy Long and wife Elizabeth, Steven Long and wife Michelle, Joseph, Nehemiah, Ashley, Simeon, Jericho and Elisabeth LaVigne, Daniel and Jason Snapp, Josh, Brandy and Miranda Powell; three great-grandchildren, Wesley, Beverly and Marcus Long; five siblings, Mary Long and husband, Leonard, Brenda Thompson, Jean Pack and husband Roy, Tommy Lilly and Marketta Howell.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Ed Wimmer officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - January 27, 2011

Loretta Mae Meadows, 47, of Winfrey Lane, Princeton died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at her residence. Born in Princeton on May 8, 1963, she was the daughter of the late John Russell Blankenship , Jr. and Margaret Long Blankenship .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Jimmy, Doris and Rose Blankenship.

Survivors include her loving husband, Barry D. Meadows; three children, Jessica Marie Roberts of Bluefield, Kevin Wayne Meadows and Audra Nicole Meadows, both of Princeton; four grandchildren whom she adored, Kaden Levi Meadows, Hannah Nicole Roberts, Rylan Jaye Roberts and Nyla Skye Roberts; six siblings, Steve Blankenship of Peterstown, David Blankenship, Donny Blankenship, Joyce Gibson, Aletta Lippencott and husband Leroy and Sharon Mathena, all of Princeton; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Reverend Jeff Beckett officiating. Burial will follow on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Casey Gibson, David Lawrence, Christopher Lawrence, Roger Gibson, Michael Allison and Russell Lippencott.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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Dorothy Elizabeth Blankenship Evans, age 82, of Princeton, formerly of Welch, "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." This is the journey Dorothy Elizabeth Blankenship Evans took Saturday night, January 29, 2011 with her children at her bedside in Room 1 of ICU at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Prayers were spoken, words of thank you offered for the blessing of having her as a part of our lives, this very special lady, our mom, our maw maw, our sister, our friend. Born October 20, 1928, in Conor Rock, Va., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Martha Finley Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by, in addition to her parents, her husband, Maynard Evans; and two brothers, Ethan Blankenship and C. G. Blankenship.

Left to share their memories of this “one of a kind” woman are her daughters, Shirley Stone and husband Eddie of Beckley, Kathy Evans Rose and husband Elmo of Princeton, Teresa Craft and husband Tommy of Fairdale; sons, Charles Evans and wife Tyann, Michael Evans and wife Teresa, all of Princeton; one sister, Maxine Mosko of Powhatan; one brother, Scott Blankenship and wife Catherine of Collinsville, Va.; fourteen grandchildren, Tommy, Timmy, Brandi, Jimmy, Michael David, Caitlin, Crystal, Robert, Alisha, Sonny, Robin, Billy, Tina and Jason; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many special nieces and nephews.

Dorothy grew up in Pageton and was a long time resident of Superior, both in McDowell County. She moved to Princeton in Mercer County to be closer to her children.

Before dedicating her life to her family, Dorothy was an employee of Stevens Clinic Hospital in Welch. During her 82 years, Dorothy developed many friendships, some of those being her “walking buddies” at the Mercer Mall, who gave her the nickname “Speedy,” one she truly earned. Walking was her passion. She would often say, “People tell me I’m too old to be walking this much,” and she would tell them, “How do you think I got this old.” When you remember Dorothy you can’t help but smile. “We can never fill her shoes. We will miss you everyday and remember you always.”

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 7 p.m. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with Pastor J. Franklin Adkins of Kellysville Church of God officiating. Graveside committal services with be held Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where the burial will follow. Pallbearers will be Jason, Evans, Billy Stone, Timmy Craft, Sonny Evans, Michael "Stoney" Allison and Robert Evans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - February 5, 2011

Harry Andrew Bartfai, 66, of Brittany Drive, Princeton, died early Thursday morning, February 3, 2011 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born July 24, 1944 at Brewsterdale, he was the son of the late Robert J. Bartfai and Opal A. Rose Bartfai.

Harry was of the Baptist faith, a former welder for many of the re-build coil and machine company in the area. Harry was active with the association concerning the Tailgate Market for many years. He was a member of the Mercer County Trappers and Root Association. Harry will be sadly missed by many households in this area, for his handy work with lawns, fix up projects and other little things he did for so many. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend, and his love for the outdoors was reflected by his appreciation for hunting and fishing, and working on the farm and raising a vegetable garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Morgan and Carrie Belle "Susie" Poole.

Survivors: His devoted and loving wife of 46 years, Adena Haynes Bartfai; children and their spouses, Jason and Michelle Bartfai, Dianna and Sammy Blankenship , Andrew and Tammy Bartfai, Kenneth Martin; granddaughter, Tori Bartfai; siblings and spouses, Bobby and Judy Bartfai, Frances and Cilvia Nunley, Mary and Gary Hazelwood, Julie Muncey.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 7, 2011 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Kevin Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, February 17, 2011

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Rita Champ Otey Blankenship, 50, of Mount Meadows Road, Princeton, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at her residence. Born October 31, 1960 in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late James Edward Champ Jr. and Peggy Jo Adams Champ.

Rita was a member of the Sandlick Baptist Church, a devoted homemaker and enjoyed watching scary movies, wrestling and loved to dance.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Darrell Otey.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Lloyd Blankenship; Five children, Joycette Haynes and companion Danny, Anjileik Otey, Darrell Otey and companion Crystal, Brandon Otey, Charissa Otey and fiancé Matthew Sexton; stepchildren, Michael Blankenship and wife Amber, Joshua Blankenship and wife Amanda; nine grandchildren; six siblings, James Wesley Champ, Ruby Diane Wright, Anthony Wayne Champ, Susan Anne Overbay, Johnnie Raye Champ, Steven Eugene Champ; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Nelson Linkous officiating. Following her services, the family will honor her request, and her body will be cremated. Her burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - March 22, 2011

Evelyn Lilly Hatcher, 78, of Burgess Street, Princeton, died Monday, March 21, 2011 at her residence. Born June 3, 1932 at Piney Flats, she was the daughter of the late Clowney Lilly and Reba Akers Lilly.

She was a graduate of Spanishburg High School and a member of the Jehovah Witness, Kingdom Hall of Princeton. Evelyn was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and sister. She loved her flower gardens, raising vegetable and canning. Evelyn was devoted to her faith and family. Evelyn was retired from Concord College, having worked in the bookstore with 17 years of service.

Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted husband of 50 years, Maynard D. Hatcher; two children, Steven B. Hatcher of Camp Creek, Tonya L. Hatcher of Princeton; two siblings, Velma Blankenship of Princeton, Burnett Lilly and wife Marion Cody of Waldorf, Md.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m., March 24, 2011 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Eddie Wimmer and Butch Carrington speaking. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. The family will honor Evelyn's request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Evelyn's close friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Frances Eva Sissy Blankenship, 60, of 1896 Goodwyns Chapel Road in Princeton died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born May 15, 1950 in McDowell Co., WV she was the daughter of the late Fugate Gabriel and Katherine Mitchem Gabriel. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to her parents, two brothers, Tommy Gabriel and Rocky Gabriel preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of thirty-five years, Steve Blankenship of Princeton; two daughters, Tina Marquez and husband Ricky and Tammy Wade and husband William all of Princeton; one son, James Zirkle and wife Teresa of Pembroke, VA; six grandsons; four great grandchildren; four sisters, Linda Burke and husband

Chester of Gary, WV, Kay Hanshaw and husband Ralph of Princeton, Christine Finley and husband Peanut of Gary, WV and Betty Lester of Gastonia, NC; and one brother, Louis Gabriel of Bluefield.

In keeping with Sissys wishes her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the New Life Tabernacle in Princeton with Pastor Erma Jean Hudgins officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - May 26, 2011

John Horeluk, 84, of Princeton, went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 7, 1927 at Keystone, he was the son of the late John B. Horeluk and Francis Roman Horeluk.

Mr. Horeluk was a member of Fairview Christian Community Church in Princeton and a U. S. Navy Veteran. He worked at Keystone Mine #1 for many years before moving to Merritt Island, Fla. where he worked at Cape Canaveral for many years before returning to Princeton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Faye Horeluk; one son, Jerry Horeluk; three sisters, Ann Choate, Macrenia Pendleton and Martha Horeluk; and one brother, Manuel Horeluk.

Survivors include two daughters, Dani Kirk and her husband Preston and Pam Blankenship, all of Princeton; one son, Gary Horeluk of Princeton; two brothers, Roosevelt Horeluk and his wife Eileen of Cocoa, Fla. and Paul Horeluk and his wife Minnie of Chilhowie, Va.; three sisters, Rosie Lambert and her husband Joe, Molly Sehen and Margaret Jones, all of Chilhowie, Va.; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a very special "son," Larry Dyer and his wife Myra and their children Hannah and Brittany; plus many nieces and nephews that he adored.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Reverends Larry Dyer and Joe Lambert officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - June 13, 2011

Roy Marvin Compton, 82, of 12th Street, Princeton, died Sunday morning, June 12, 2011 at his home. Born June 30, 1928 in Corrine, he was the son of the late Frank Compton and Nettie Blankenship Compton Church.

Roy had served as a magistrate for 14 years. He also served the public as a deputy with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department for more than 21 years, a Justice of the Peace for four years and a constable for four years. He was a member of the Princeton Church of Christ and the Princeton Masonic Lodge # 134 A.F. & A.M.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amy D. Compton.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Nana Lou Asbury Compton; two children, Danny R. Compton and wife Sue of Glenwood and Debbie J. Meadows and husband Sammy of Princeton; three grandchildren, Michelle Ramsey and husband Mark of Tennessee, Jason Meadows and wife Gretchen of Lerona, and Staci Meadows of Princeton; eight great-grandchildren, Krista, Chad, Joshua, Savannah, Mackenzie, Kaylee, Tyler and Taylor; two sisters, Peggy Wade of Georgia and Sherry Browning of Beckley.

Funeral services for Roy Compton will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Gary Durham officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where graveside Masonic rites will be conducted by the Princeton Masonic Lodge #134. Members of the Masonic Lodge will also serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - July 7, 2011

Shirley Ann Warner Smith, 74, of Princeton, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at the Francis Marion Manor in Marion, Va. Born July 24, 1936 in Narrows, Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Lee Warner and India Comer Warner.

She was a 1954 graduate of Narrows High School and was a descendent of Mitchell Clay, John Chapman, and William Wilburn. Shirley was retired from the advertising department of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph with twenty-eight years service. While working at the Telegraph, she met her husband, married in 1958 and moved to Mercer County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, a member of the Junior Women's Club and the Jayceettes.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Carlton Lee Smith; one sister, Mary Helen Johnston; two brothers, Arvil Lee Warner and James Edward Warner; and two infant brothers, Walter Jennings Warner and John Travis Warner preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Leiann Smith of Rural Retreat, Va.; two sisters, Ruby Cruise and husband Claude of Bluefield, Va. and Doris Blankenship of Lindside, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Karen Lynch of Winchester, Va. and Rennie Warner of Eggleston, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Reverend Randy Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Breeding, Mike Jones, Brandon Jones, Dave Spangler, David Whitehead, Ronnie Cruise, Jerry Cruise, and Kevin Johnston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

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2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 24, 2011

Our sweet beloved mother, Lillian Marie Henry, 86, of Quail Valley Drive, Princeton, formerly of Kegley, went to meet her Lord and Savior early Thursday morning, August 23, 2011. Born September 19, 1924 at Besoca, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert Jessee Shrewsbury and Maude Mann Shrewsbury.

As esteemed and well-loved member of Kegley United Methodist Church, she was a member of the United Methodist Women, having been named Mother of Year. For many years, she served as a Sunday school teacher, on the Administrative Council and had served as the church secretary and treasurer. Mom was a woman of love for her church, family and many friends. Lillian was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who always put her family first and foremost. Mom was a homemaker, still gardening, sewing, quilting and cooking. Anyone and everyone who was a guest in Ms. Lillian's home felt welcome, and was greeted with a loving and warm smile. Ms. Lillian will long be remembered for her many kinds acts of love and sharing, and for being a true lady.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Brud Henry; along with a brother, Glenn Shrewsbury; and two sisters, Lena Simpson and Doris Pratt.

Ms. Lillian will be remembered always by her loving and devoted daughters, Linda Marie Henry, Donna Kay Blankenship and husband Bill, all of Princeton, Debbie Ann Farley and husband Tim of Spanishburg. She was a proud grandmother to Major Matthew Farley and wife Becky of Rapid City, S.D.; and loved the three great-grandchildren they have given her, Brady, Andrew and Michael; her two siblings, Virginia Phillips and Phyllis Shrewsbury, both of Princeton; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

On Thursday evening, August 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., a service of celebration for the life of Lillian Henry will be held in the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor C.T. Lilly III and Joe Haynes officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Everett Edward “Pops” Baker, 92 of 321 Princeton Avenue in Princeton unexpectedly entered into eternal rest in the early morning Sunday, September 11, 2011, at Carrington Place in Wytheville, VA after a courageously fought 37 year battle with cancer. Born June 2, 1919 in Old Town, Maine he was the son of the late Morley Baker and Georgenna Biddington Baker.

Everett retired from National Coil Company in Bluefield in 1977 with 30 years of service after being diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 1974. He was a member of Princeton Moose Lodge #1521, Princeton BPOE Elks Lodge #1459, receiving life member status in 2005, awarded Elk of The Year in 2002-2003, Outstanding Service Commendation 2000-2001 and numerous Food Committee Awards. He was also a member of the M.I.B.C Sunday School Class having served on the Board of Directors. Blessed with the gift of gab along with a great sense of humor he was very devoted to family and friends. After retirement he enjoyed gardening and yard work around his home which received many nice compliments. A lifelong railroad enthusiast he was an avid collector of Virginian Railway items where his late father served as an engineer. Due to his deteriorating health in addition to being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s he resided the last four years with his daughter, enjoying the country life, watching all the wildlife that visited their yard and deck. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, his loving wife of 53 years, Neta Mae White Baker and three brothers, Arthur Baker in 2007, Morley “Fred” Baker in 2003 and Herbert Baker in 1986 preceded him in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Vicki Lynn Robertson and husband Joe of Princeton; two sons, Danny Edward Baker and wife Pat of Princeton and Donald L. “Teddy” Baker and wife Betty of Wytheville, VA; six grandchildren, Michael Baker and wife Krista of Huron, OH, Eric Baker and wife Melissa of Princeton, Todd Baker and wife Brittany of Princeton, and Heather Robertson-Raulerson and husband Gary of Lynchburg, VA, Jerry Fry and wife Christi of Elgood, Rachel Blankenship and husband Jimmy of Princeton; nine great grandchildren, Brandon Baker, Seth Baker, Erin Scheffler and husband Josh, Taylor Baker, Alyssa Baker, Kara Baker, Aaron Taylor, Kristen Taylor, and Jonathan Moody and wife Jessica; two great- great grandchildren, Kayden Scheffler and Cahan Moody; sister-in–law, Catherine Baker of Alameda, CA; special nieces, Deborah Forst of West Linn, OR, Brenda Martin Sword of Lebanon, VA and Sandy Martin Lambert of Roanoke, VA and a special cousin, Hazel Coleman of Moncton, NB Canada.

In keeping with Everett’s wishes his body has been cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - October 6, 2011

Shirley Ann Phillips Higgins, 72, of 214 Ritter Street, Princeton, died Thursday morning, October 6, 2011. Born on March 9, 1939 in McComas, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Chloe Clower Phillips and the Reverend Kyle Dewey Phillips.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twin sons, Troy and Roy Higgins; one sister, Nancy Carol Phillips; her paternal grandparents, Annie East Phillips Nunn and Claude Phillips; her maternal grandparents, James Boyd "Doc" Clower and Nannie Ellen Perkins Clower.

Survivors include three sons, David C. Williams and wife Linda of Pulaski, Va., Donnie Wayne Higgins of Bristol, Va. and Andy Higgins and wife Stephanie of Spanishburg; three daughters, Drema Ann Blankenship and husband Tim of Kernersville, N.C., Darla Halsey-Higgins of Princeton and Rebecca "Becky" Higgins-Bolton of Princeton; 12 grandchildren, Charles Lescoe of Ina, Donny "D.W." Higgins and Aaron Higgins, both of Princeton, Christopher Higgins of Bland, Va., Vanessa Williams of Kernersville, N.C., Eric Halsey and Brittany Halsey, both of Princeton, Deanna Cordle and husband Matthew of Princeton, Evan Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C., Samantha Higgins and Audrey Higgins of Spanishburg and Seth Gage Bolton of Princeton; six great-grandchildren, Courtney Mae Cordle and Miranda Cordle, both of Princeton, Alexis Breanna Halsey of Bassett, Va., Brayden Halsey of Princeton, Kathleen Ann Marie Higgins "Katie" of Princeton and Devin Blake Higgins of Bristol, Va.; four sisters, Josephine Williams of Princeton, Agnes Deel of Spanishburg, Barbara Williams and husband Lawrence "Joe" of Rock and Deborah Sparks and husband Johnny Lee of Princeton; two brothers, Dewey R. Phillips and wife Anna Marie of Princeton and Victor Phillips and wife Mary Lee, also of Princeton.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. Entombment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph November 13, 2011

Judy Darnell Campbell, 60, of Princeton, W.Va., passed away November 11, 2011 at Roanoke Regional Hospital. Born July 4, 1951, in Welch, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herman Blankenship and Lucy Riffe Blankenship.

Judy was a former owner of Campbell's Private Care on Black Oak Road in Princeton, W.Va., where she met many people who loved her work. She will be sadly missed by all. The Lord got a good little Angel this time. We love you Judy, test in peace, you have done your job here, and we know you'll do it on the other side.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, James Carl Blankenship.

Judy will be sadly missed by husband, Jerry M. Campbell of Princeton, W.Va.; a son, Jerry Lee Campbell of Princeton, W.Va.; two daughters, Melissa Ann Campbell of Statesville, N.C., Christy Lynn Kibbey of Princeton, W.Va.; five sisters, Glenna Mae Jones of Statesville, N.C., Betty Joyce Baker and husband Donald of Pounding Mills, Va., Carol Hagerman and husband Roger of Troutman, N.C., Marlin Smith and husband Harry of Princeton, W.Va., Peggy Kennedy and husband Larry of Statesville, N.C.; two brothers, Henry Herman Blankenship of N.C. , Robert Blankenship of Salisbury, N.C.; five grandchildren, Kara Lingerfelt and husband Jeff of Lexington, N.C., Zachary Ryan Campbell of Hickory, N.C., Hannah Kibbey, Ashanti Green and Anazia Green of Princeton, W.Va.; one great -grandson, Cameron Lingerfelt of Lexington, N.C.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ray Blankenship officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

                                                          From Ricky Weinberg RickyNJ58(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 20, 2011

Ralph W. Akers, 90, of the Athens Road, Princeton, died peacefully in his sleep, early Tuesday morning, December 20, 2011 at his home. Born March 22, 1921, at Elgood, he was the son of the late Nathan C. Akers and Luona Beatrice Easter Akers.

Ralph was educated in Mercer County. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Ralph was a retired machinist for Princeton Machinery on the Athens Road in Princeton after many years of loyal service. He was a member of Mt. View Community Church at Elgood and had attended Immanuel Baptist Church on the New Hope Road in Princeton. He was an avid NASCAR fan and truly loved to grow flowers and work in his garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Betty Edwards Akers; along with four siblings, Harry Lee Akers, Faye Blankenship, Ruby Mann and Ona Mae Cox.

Those left to cherish his memory include three sisters, Evelyn Bauguess and Alma Sizemore, both of Princeton, Edna Roberts of Glenwood; brothers-in-law, Clarence Edwards and Freddie Cox, both of Princeton; sister-in-law, Louise Moses; special friends, Sammy and Vickie White and Jackie Bovier; and a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Terry Easter officiating. Burial will follow in Elgood Cemetery in Elgood. Serving as pallbearers will be Sammy White, Jackie Bovier, Bucky Bauguess, Bobby Marshall, Roger Roberts and Gary Edwards.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Spanishburg, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - July 18, 2010

Alma Athelene Reid Farley, 91, of the Mill Dam Road, Spanishburg, departed this life peacefully early Friday morning, July 16, 2010 at her residence. Born February 28, 1919, at Spanishburg, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Reid and Almettie Jane Nestor Reid.

Alma was a graduate of Spanishburg High School, a member of the Spanishburg United Methodist Church where she was active in many sectors of the church. Alma was a retired Cook with the Mercer County Board of Education after working 25 years at Spanishburg School. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend to many in the community. Alma enjoyed her family, reading, sewing and working puzzles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dalmane Farley; her son-in-law, R. M. "Buzz" Sharp; along with all of her siblings, Sittie, Damon, Buron, Nash, Preston, Hiram, and Christina.

Survivors include two children, Phillip Byron Farley and wife Maxine of Broomfield, Colo., Teresa Farley Sharp of Spanishburg; three grandchildren, Jenine Farley Desai, Mikel Reed Farley, Jason Todd Sharp; three great-grandchildren, Jae'den Sharp, Bailey Sharp, Alexander Desai.

A service to celebrate Alma's life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2010 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor C. T. Lilly, III officiating.  A graveside service will be on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Leland Blankenship , Kenny Franklin, Josh Sisk, Jason Sharp and Jeff Gilley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mercer Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, David L.       46, 09May1964 - 22Dec2010,         Bluefield, Mercer, WV,            WV/NC-232-13-0297

Blankenship, Charles E.    88, 24Dec1921 - 05Oct2010,           Princeton, Mercer, WV,                  WV-233-22-3919

Blankenship, Cleo             93, 05Mar1917 - 10Feb2011,          Princeton, Mercer, WV,                  WV-236-64-1510             

Blankenship, Danny R.      53, 15Jun1957 - 14Sep2010,            Princeton, Mercer, WV,                  WV-234-92-0212             

Blankenship, Frances E.    60, 15May1950 - 27Mar2011,         Princeton, Mercer, WV,                  WV-235-80-3041             

Blankenship, Katherine L. 69, 13Sep1940 - 24May2010,          Princeton, Mercer, WV,                  WV-233-68-2452             

 

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2010, Fort Ashby, Mineral Co., WV, Obituary

Mineral Daily News-Tribune (WV) - July 1, 2010

Chevin A. Resh FORT ASHBY - Chevin Anthony Resh, 20, of Fort Ashby, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born March 28, 1990 in Petersburg, W.Va., he was the son of Kandi Lynn Resh.

Chevin completed high school at Frankfort High School, class of 2008, and attended the computer program at Mineral County Technical Center. He had also attended Allegany College and had just enlisted in the U.S. Army. Chevin was employed at Blankenship 's Country Store as a cashier. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God, where he played bass and electric guitar for the choir and youth bands. Chevin loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, computers, and playing the guitar. He was an excellent self-taught guitar player, writing many of his own songs. Chevin also enjoyed riding fast bikes and restoring old cars and engines. He just recently restored an original engine in his 1993 Nissan 240 SX, of which he was very proud. Chevin could accomplish anything he set his mind to. He was a free spirit, living his life to the fullest no matter what. He truly lived each day like it was his last.

Chevin was preceded in death by his uncle, Tony Lewis.

He is survived by his mother, Kandi Resh, and her boyfriend, Eric Dersin; his sister, Chevelle Resh; and a niece, Azelle Resh. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Russ and Carol Lewis; an aunt, Chanda Lewis and her son, Tristan Lewis. Chevin also leaves behind his maternal great-grandmother, Beula Wright, and maternal great- grandfather, Eugene Wright; other relatives and friends; and his pets, Ginger, Gucci, Ozzy, Kitty Boy, Snowy Belle, and Bella.

The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Keyser, Mineral Co., WV, Obituary

The Cumberland Times-News, (MD) - November 16, 2011

Margaret H. Campbell, 85, of Keyser, died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Potomac Valley Hospital. Born on March 4, 1926 in Rainelle, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late William Deem and Elva Truma (Zopp) Hobbs.

Mrs. Campbell was retired as a secretary from Potomac Highland Guild. She was a graduate of Smoot High School and a secretarial school. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Alkire Chapter 10 OES and former president of Keyser Soroptimist Club. Margaret was Mother and Grandmother of the Year at First United Methodist Church, loved feeding the birds and caring for the plants at home and on the farm. She loved camping and fishing at Wolf Creek Lodge on the Greenbrier River with her family. A master cook, she excelled in preparing huge family dinners, and was "Heart and Soul of the Family". In younger days, she loved to ride her horse "Ginger".

Surviving are her husband, J. Richard Campbell; her sons, Tom Campbell and wife Paula, John Campbell and wife Karen, all of Keyser and Dale "Gus" Campbell and wife Cathy of Woodbridge, Va.; her daughters, Cassandra Campbell of Keyser, and Mary Hutzler and husband Jim of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Phyllis Blankinship of S. Charleston, W.Va. and Norma Jean Sanford of Salem, Va. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, Major Mara Boggs and husband Ken, Lee Ann Haley and husband Jeremy, Katie Campbell, C. J. Campbell, Clint Campbell, Tandi Smith, Amy Smith, Scott Smith, Lindsey and Stephanie Campbell and three great-grandchildren, Arabella Boggs, Cole Boggs and Lyla Haley.

Funeral services will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church, 32 N. Davis Street, Keyser, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 with Pastor Vickie K. Minnich officiating. Interment will follow in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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+2010, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

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Troy Blankenship Jr., 84, of Baisden, died Friday, February 26, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 10, 2010

Mollie Lester, 75, of Baisden, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington. Born Nov. 3, 2010, she was the daughter of the late Nat and Vonna Cline.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Homer Blankenship and Jonas Trent and Bro. Learmon Mounts officiating. Burial will follow at the Lester Family Cemetery in Basiden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Beech Creek, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - June 4, 2010

Kevin Reed Edwards, 36 of Beech Creek, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at his residence. Born February 9, 1974 at South Williamson, Ky., he was the son of Eugene "Bug" and Marcie Smith Edwards of Beech Creek. He was preceded in death by his sister, Angel Rollyson.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Kaleb McKenzie Edwards and a daughter, Kayle Dawn Edwards, both of Beech Creek.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Evang. Gene Clemons officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery at Beech Creek with Brad Williams, Little Dave Stratton, Joey Cisco, Bobby Wayne Blankenship, Kenny Collins, and James Meade serving as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Beech Creek, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - January 4, 2012

Elder Albert Mahon, 74, of Beech Creek, passed away December 31, 2011 at the Williamson Memorial Hospital. He was born September 24, 1937, at Matewan, the son of the late Lee and Etha Simpkins Mahon.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Mahon; sisters, Jeanetta Kennedy, Irene Hatfield and Laura Blankenship. Albert was a retired coal miner having worked more than 25 years. He was the Elder of the Devon Church of Christ. He has been a Minister for more than 37 years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruby Mahon; daughters, Charlotte (David) Blankenship, Karen Spradlin and Amanda (Terry) Ward all of Beech Creek; son, Melvin Steven (Elizabeth) Mahon of Gilbert; brother, James Mahon of Beech Creek; grandchildren, Eric Blankenship, Gabriel Mahon, Jasmine Ward, Annabelle Mahon and Jonah Mahon.

Funeral services were held Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers David Blankenship, Kevin Blankenship and J. P. Blankenship officiating. A private burial took place on Tuesday at the Kennedy Cemetery at Beech Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Ben Creek, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 11, 2010

Keister Lockard, 73, of Ben Creek, departed this life Saturday, May 8, 2010, in Cleveland, Tenn. Born March 22, 1937, at Glen Alum, he was a son of the late Noah and Mary Campbell Lockard.

Also preceding him in death was his daughter, Diane Lockard, and one sister, Janice Lockard.

Survivors include three sons, Keister Lockard Jr., Johnny Lockard and Stevie Lockard, all of Ben Creek; three daughters, Nancy Dempsey of Delbarton, and Brenda Cisco and Janice Lockard, both of Beach Creek; one brother, Bobby Lockard of Cleveland, Tenn.; two sisters, Alice Lockard and Ruth Blankenship , both of Beach Creek, and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at noon today, May 11, at the Beach Creek Church of God. Burial followed in Kennedy Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Delbarton, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - June 13, 2010

A sweet and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Nellie Browning, 82 of Rt. 2 Delbarton, departed this life on Friday, June 11, 2010 at Williamson ARH Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Feb. 16, 1928, at Wharncliffe, she was the daughter of the late Bee and Bertha Sipples Gibson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Moss Browning; one great grandchild; her five brothers: Clarence, Don, Gene, Lacy and Freeland Gibson; her five sisters: Ellen Blankenship , Icie Hatfield, Ethel Cantrell, Jennie Browning and Mazie Browning. Nellie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a homemaker and of the Church of God Faith. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish her memory and to carry on her legacy include her five sons: Burgess of Newport Tenn., Timmy, Wayne and Louie, all of Delbarton, and John of Blackberry, Ky.; her daughter, Nina Bowe of Stone Ky., with whom she spent the last year; her 12 grandchildren; her 22 great grandchildren, her great-great-grandchild; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Denny May officiating. Burial will follow in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights at Hampden. She will be carried to her final resting place by: Billy Bob Burton, Robert Hensley, Timbo and Tony Browning, Mike and Michael Bowe, and Chris and Bo Kennedy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Delbarton, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - August 23, 2011

Ted Hoover Browning, 82, of Delbarton, died Sunday, August 21, 2011, at his residence. Born March 27, 1929, at Wharncliffe, he was a son of the late Dewey and Tressa Morgan Browning.

Also preceding him in death was his loving wife, Mazie May Browning Ted was a retired coal miner and a member of the Varney Church of God.

Survivors include four daughters: Mary Lou Daniels and Wilma Jean (Donald) Robinette, both of Pie, Kathryn Kay (Paul) Meadows of Newtown, and Irene Midge (Roger) Blankenship of Gilbert; two brothers, James Browning of Hanover and Charles Browning of Powell, Tenn.; three sisters, Virginia Mullins of Columbus, Ohio, Teresa Garrett of Beckley and Jean Varney of Pie; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and host of other dear family and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Bo Starr officiating. Burial will follow in the Browning Cemetery at Wharncliffe. Pallbearers will be Teddy Robinette, Donald Robinette Jr., James Perry, Tracy Milton, Donnie Oliver and Thomas Ray. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Robinette, Roger Blankenship and Paul Meadows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Dingess, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - February 15, 2011

Barbara L. Hicks, 88, of Dingess, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011, at Trinity Healthcare Services at Henlawson. Born August 10, 1922, at Phico, she was a daughter of the late George P. and Shrilda Duty Hicks.

Also preceding her in death was one special daughter-in-law, Margaret Finley Hager; brothers, Luther Hicks, Merrick Hicks and Harold Hicks; sisters, Bertha Prunsti and Erma Hicks Hager; niece, Nettie Jewell Newsome, and nephew, Clifford Hicks. Barbara was a homemaker and had been a Christian of the Baptist faith for over 50 years. She was also under hospice care.

Survivors include a special nephew who she raised from birth, George Hager; George's daughter, Connie Sue Hager; two great-grandchildren, Courtney Hager Mayhorn and Michael Baisden; nieces, Della Ruggles, Lucille Avis, Barbara Hager, Rebecca Blankenship, Mary Caldwell, Christine Hager, Jeanetta Blankenship, Patricia Henritze, Florencetta Cook and Mildred Pruntsi; nephews, Charlie Hager, Robert "Boe" Hager, Riley "Hacky" Hager, Johnny Hicks, Kenneth Hicks, Charles Hicks, Timmy Hicks, Ester Bolen, Carl Bolen, David Bolen and Mike Prunsti.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Booth officiating. She will be laid to rest with her mother and father at the Gore Cemetery at East Fork of Twelve Pole.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Dingess, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 20, 2011

Mrs. Fannie Messer Baisden, 85, of Dingess, was born March 5, 1926, at Swellin, a daughter of the late Carter and Myrtle Messer. She went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 18, 2011, at her residence.

Also preceding her in death was an infant son, Bobby Lee Baisden; brothers, Arlend and Dewey Messer, and sisters, Vada Hodge and Gracie Baisden. Mrs. Baisden was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Hope Freewill Baptist Church at Dingess.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 64 years, Landen Baisden; daughter, Myrtle (John) Preece of Delbarton; sons, Landen Jr. (Misty) Baisden, Gary (Tina) Baisden, Bruce (Susan) Baisden and James Ed (Bonnie) Baisden, all of Dingess; grandchildren, Ronnie (Crystal) Blankenship, Warren (Carla) Preece, Greg (Teresa) Preece, Michelle (Darrin) McCormick, Tammy (Matt) Runyon, Landen Baisden III, Jennifer Copley, Jason (Crystal) Baisden, Sarah (Jeremy) Queen, Matt (Tessa) Baisden, Amanda (Luke) Kolkedy, Jeremy  Newsome, Kyria Messer, Bruce Baisden Jr., Jeffrey Baisden, Candita (Jeremy) Crabtree, Marinda Cambell, Thomas Baisden, Justin Baisden, Ashley Marcum, Amy (Kevin) Adkins, Dan (Amanda) Baisden, Adam Baisden, Darin (Montana) Baisden and Brad (Michelle) Baisden; 43 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Jess Browning, Pat Sheppard, Paula Newsome Vance and Roscoe Dillon; brothers, Russell (Melvina) Messer, Oliver Ray (Wanda) Messer and Dan (Pamela) Messer and sisters, Eliza Messer and Dorothy (John) Baisden.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, March 20, at the Mt. Hope Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Taylor, Rev. John Taylor and Rev. Cornelius Lackey officiating. Burial will follow in the Baisden Cemetery at Dingess. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Blankenship, Bubby Baisden, Jason Baisden, Matt Baisden, BJ Baisden, Jeff Baisden, Brad Baisden, Darin Baisden, Adam Baisden, Dan Baisden, Justin Baisden, Thomas Baisden and Jeremy Newsome.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Dingess, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - October 30, 2011

Mr. Landen Baisden Sr., 83, of Dingess, was born January 5, 1928, at Marrowbone, a son of the late Albert and Oma Dillon Baisden and Laura B. Baisden. He went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 28, 2011, at his residence.

Also preceding him in death was his wife of 64 years, Fannie Messer Baisden, on March 18, 2011; an infant son, Bobby Lee Baisden; brother, James Baisden, and sisters, Bess Baisden, Berth Baisden, Fannie Baisden and Eula Mae Stafford. Mr. Baisden was a retired UMWA coal miner and member of the Mt. Hope Freewill Baptist Church at Dingess.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Myrtle (John) Preece of Delbarton; sons, Landen Jr. (Misty) Baisden, Gary (Tina) Baisden, Bruce (Susan) Baisden and James Ed (Bonnie) Baisden, all of Dingess, also Paula (Earl) Vance; grandchildren, Ronnie (Crystal) Blankenship, Warren (Carla) Preece, Greg (Teresa) Preece, Michelle (Darrin) McCormick, Tammy (Matt) Runyon, Landen Baisden III, Jennifer Copley, Jason (Crystal) Baisden, Sarah (Jeremy) Queen, Matt (Tessa) Baisden, Amanda (Luke) Kolkedy, Jeremy Newsome, Kyria Messer, Bruce Baisden Jr., Jeffrey Baisden, Candita (Jeremy) Crabtree, Marinda Cambell, Thomas Baisden, Justin Baisden, Ashley Marcum, Amy (Kevin) Adkins, Dan (Amanda) Baisden, Adam Baisden, Darin (Montana) Baisden and Brad (Michelle) Baisden; 43 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold Baisden of Cross Lanes, Albert (Barb) Baisden and Paul (Sue Ann) Baisden, both of Dingess, John (Dorthy) Baisden of Wilsondale, Thomas Allen Baisden of Wayne and Arthur (Shelia) Baisden; sisters, Emily Tackett, Nona (James) Spurlock, Connie (Danny) Williamson, Lori (Roland) Browning, Rhonda (James) Bowen and Melissa (Farrin) Doss; special friends, Jess Browning, who was faithful to visit daily, and Pat Sheppard, loving caretaker, and a host of other family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 31, at the Mt. Hope Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Cornelius Lackey, Rev. Ray Taylor and Rev. Ray Messer Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Baisden Cemetery at Dingess. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Blankenship, Landen Baisden III, Jason Baisden, Matt Baisden, Brad Baisden, Darin Baisden, Bruce Baisden Jr., Thomas Baisden, Justin Baisden, Jeremy Newsome, Adam Baisden and Dan Baisden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Elk Creek, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - August 24, 2011

Alvie Dalton, 85, of Elk Creek, passed away August 22, 2011 at his home. He was born March 1, 1926 at Logan, the son of the late Pete and Rhoda Smith Dalton and Bertha Bryant Dalton.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 54, years, Dolly Mae Bryant Dalton; daughter, Jo Ann Campbell; brothers, Roy "Jack", Ray and Hillard Dalton; sisters, Frankie Bryant, Georgia Bryant, Dorothy Dempsey and Rosa Lee "Rosie" Mullins, great-grandson, Jacob Blankenship . He was a coal miner and attended many churches throughout the area.

His survivors include his children, Burgess (Linda) Dalton of Varney, Homer Dalton of Varney, Brenda Simpkins (Jimmy Christian) of Newtown, Dorothy (Rusty) Martin of Taylorville, Bruce Dalton (Tammy Kelly) of Elk Creek; brothers, Luther "Pitty" (Jennetta) Dalton of Harts Creek and Claude (Margie) Dalton of Oak Island, N.C.; sister, Ruth (Walter) Orme of Harts Creek; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the home of the deceased on 5 Mile Road at Elk Creek, Friday August 26, 2011 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Delbert Mc-Coy officiating. Burial will follow in the Dalton Family Cemetery at Elk Creek. Pallbearers will be grandsons and family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 7, 2010

Imogene Rachael Burruss Stanley was born on April 18, 1921 in Oak Hill. She was the daughter of the late Robert E. Burruss and Nancy Margaret Settle Burruss. Burruss was a native of colonial Fredericksburg, Va., before settling in Oak Hill.

Imogene is preceded in death by her husband., Alex Stanley, and son, Robert Alex "Bob" Stanley, both of Gilbert.

 She is survived by her two daughters: the Rev. Wanda L. Ray, wife of Robert J. Ray of Huron, Ohio, and Patricia Jean Toler, wife of Larry Joe Toler of Bristol, Tenn.; by four loving grandchildren: Andrea Lynn Plum Hatfield, wife of Ricky C. Hatfield, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Richard David "Rick" Plum and wife, Viola Plum, Lewisburg; Laura Beth Toler Blankenship , wife of Walter D. Blankenship , Maryville, Tenn.; and Jonathan Michael Toler, Bristol, Tenn.; by two great-grandchildren: Abigail Lacey Plum and Audrey Elizabeth Blankenship of Tenn. Among her many beloved friends and neighbors are Nay Long, Peggy Stiltner, Carol Cline, and Jimmy and Nancy Tiller, and more like a son than a friend is Charles Lester and wife, Betty Lester, and children, Kayla, Crystal, and Jasmine.

Her accomplishments were many. She was a LPN graduate of Logan General Hospital School of Nursing and worked many years in nursing at various local hospitals, was a teacher at Justice Elementary School, served as a Mingo County EOC nurse, and became an entrepreneur business woman in Gilbert where she owned and operated Gilbert Sundries and Flowers and later, Imogene's Flowers. She was a long-time civic organizer and community volunteer. She served as honorary Kiwanis Club Blood Pressure Clinic volunteer and served as social chairperson for a number of other Gilbert social and civic organizations. She was a long-time GHS Band Booster, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and served as a chaperone on many GHS school trips. First and foremost she loved the Lord, had a zeal for life, and loved living in and serving folks in the Gilbert Community. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many in Gilbert and southern West Virginia. She was a young, 89 year-old that fought a long and courageous battle, but finally succumbed to cancer on Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Her positive attitude, helping hands, and generosity will be sorely missed by family, friends, and community.

The funeral will follow visitation on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Wanda Ray officiating. Internment will follow at the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights. She will be carried to her final resting place by: Bruce Burgess, Jimmy Tiller, Freddie Harless, Tom White, Walter Blankenship , Richard Plum, Jonathan Toler, and Rick Hatfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - November 2, 2010

Neva Carol Browning, 66 of Gilbert, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington. Born Sept. 15, 1944 at the Leatherwood section of Verner, she was a daughter of Zola Walls Browning Blankenship New and the late Ola Browning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert with Revs/Allen Blankenship and David Browning officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Memorial Cemetery at Justice.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - February 13, 2011

Stephen Douglas Ellis of Gilbert went to be in God's care Thursday, February 10, 2011, from Logan Regional Medical Center. Born March 31, 1955, at Fort Meade, Md., he was a son of Richard Neal and Mary Ellen Toler Ellis.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, George W. and Estelle Harmon Ellis, and maternal grandparents, Ira H. Sr. and Merl Cook Toler, and aunts and uncles, Charley and Belva Toler Simpson, Ira H. Jr. and Alicia Woods Toler, Elmer and Eluoine Toler Aliff, Arley Clendenin Toler, Ruth Lefler Toler and William J. Toler.

Stephen graduated from Gilbert High School in 1976 where he was the Gilbert High School Lion football manager under the direction of Coach Jerry Miller. He was an avid fan of the Gilbert High School Lions football and one of the highlights of his life was cheering the Gilbert "Lions" thru the 1995 Class A Championship in Wheeling. Stephen was a long time member of the Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Gilbert Kiwanis Club. He was best recognized because of his efforts to keep the Town of Gilbert clean. For years Stephen daily cruised the town with his "buggy" on his daily rounds thru rain, shine, snow or mud to keep Gilbert clean. He was also recognized and received local, county and state recognition for these efforts. And he also received the "Hometown Hero" award from WSAZ Channel 3. Stephen was also inducted as a charter member by James H. "Buck" Harless as a Bridge Builder at a formal dinner and program at the Marriott in Charleston. A portion of the Larry Joe Harless Community Center recreation area is also named in honor of Stephen. Stephen was a member of the Sharon Height Assembly of God Church where he was a loving and devoted member, and he attended faithfully until illness prevented him from attending. He blessed everyone with his singing and his drama skits.

Survivors include his sisters, Sarah Jane Ellis of Coal Mountain and Mary Elizabeth Ellis Varney of Gilbert; brothers, Larry Neal Ellis of Gilbert and James R. Ellis of Roanoke, Va.; aunts and uncles, Vaughn D. and Anita Puckett Toler and Donald D. and Helen Blankenship Toler, all of Madison, Celia Hughes Toler of Clear Fork and Marlene Toler Ford of Edmond, Okla., David H. and Wilma Aliff Ellis of Cross Lanes, and Marjorie R. Ellis and Gene Hasley of Camp Verde, Texas., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, February 13, at the Sharon Height Assembly of God Church with Pastor Arville Cline and a lifelong family friend Rev. Clifford Rawls officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollywood Cemetery at Gilbert. Active pallbearers will be Gordon Carter, Roger Cline, Mick Endicott, Eric Lester, Parker Akers and Lewis "Bud" Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Hersel Cline, James Fields, Charles Cline, Greg Butcher, John Toler, Danny Hobbs Sr., Tom White, Dick White, Randy Livingood, David Fox, James H. "Buck" Harless, "Big" Jim Hatfield, Dusty McGuire, Kendall Simpson, John Adams, Wayne Ellis and Zane Perry.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 4, 2011

Opal McKinley Perry, 91, of Gilbert, departed this life Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born January 2, 1920, at Justice, he was a son of the late McKinley and Merlie Blankenship Perry.

Also preceding him in death was his loving wife, Juanita Clara Canterbury Perry; two daughters, Sharon Perry and Infant Perry; one son, Kenny Shane Perry; one granddaughter, Amelia Maynor; one brother, Hoover Perry; two sisters, Hazel Lester and Elvie Fortner, and best friend, Zionel Walker.

Opal was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was of the Baptist faith, owner and operator of OM Perry Sand and Gravel Company and did construction and asphalting. He loved working and just being outside. He loved spending time with his wonderful family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to love and cherish his memory and to mourn his passing include four sons, Michael (Mitzi) Perry, Zane (Gail) Perry and Lane Perry, all of Gilbert, and Gregory Perry of Verner; three sisters, Macy Wallace of Justice, Nancy Riffe of North Spring and Dolly Adkins of Huntington; brother, Lyle (Cora) Perry of Statesville, N.C.; three grandsons, Michael Browning, Justin Townson and Josh Allen; nine granddaughters, Katrina Perry, Kristi Dotson, Tara Davis, Libby Christian, Kelly Sprague, France Cline, Nicole Townson, Crystal Townson and Jonnah Browning; 10 great-grandsons, Dominic Cline, Buran Maynor, Tommy Queen, Zacary Airington, Kyle Perry, Eric Dotson, Logan Davis, Ethan Michael Price, Samuel Townson and Dawson Ball; nine great-granddaughters, Angel Cline, Rebekah Sprague, Hannah Sprague, Brookie Mounts, Kayla May, Gracie Davis, Katelynn Townson, Dakota Ball and Madisyn Cline; great-great-grandchild, Camron Grace, and a host of other dear family and friends.

Services will be held at noon Monday, March 7, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Turner and speaker Michael Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. He will be carried to his final resting place by family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be public service personnel, Mr. Doss and Mr. York; Alfred Surber, Johnny Vance, Mark Colegrove, Dick and Tom White, Eddie Grimmett, James "Buck" Harless, Curtis Lester, Trooper Chris Kane, Doug Rabbie, Marshall Browning, Lonnie Hannah, Judge Michael Thornsbury, Big Jim Hatfield, and his friends from the Gilbert Senior Citizen Center.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - October 2, 2011

Lena Trent Hatfield, 72, of Browning Fork of Gilbert, departed this life Saturday, October 01, 2011, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born September 14, 1939, at Hunt, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Stella Grimmett Trent.

Also preceding her in death were her loving sons, Elba Turley Hatfield Jr. and Carl Edward Hatfield; one grandson, Austin Hatfield; two sisters, Magdalene Altizer and Arbadella Justice; two brothers, Hulan Trent and Hubert Trent, and a special sister-in-law, Carnetta Sizemore.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 52 years, Elba Hatfield; her loving children, Celia (Mark) Clemmons of Kermit, Elvis Hatfield, Dewey (Becky) Hatfield, Brian (Kim) Hatfield, Stephanie (Billy) Jackson and Mary (Terry) Carter, all of Browning Fork, Loretta (Jerry) Ward of Pineville, Malcolm (Tina) Hatfield of Beach Creek, Stella (Kenny) Blankenship and Connie (Brad) Wicker, both of Gilbert, Bonnie (Ronnie) Hatfield of Ragland, and Randolph Hatfield of the home; 34 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean (Jay) Story and Linda (Danny) Browning, both of Hunt, and Saundra Cozart of Brooksville, Fla.; six brothers, Donzel (Christine) Trent and Reed Trent, both of Elk Creek, Walter (Bugs) Trent of Mason County, Doug (Lynndora) Trent and Dolan (Anna) Trent, both of Hunt, and Marshall (Joann) Trent of Brooksville; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will commence at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, at the Hunt Freewill Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in Carter Cemetery at Browning Fork. Pallbearers will be Cory Hatfield, Chad Story, T. W. Hatfield, Billy Jackson, Kenny Blankenship and Jeremiah Hatfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Wiley, Josh Hatfield, Brad Wicker, Josh Fanning, Dale Browning, Travis Hatfield, Paul Hatfield, and Brad Story.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Justice, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 17, 2010

A loving child of God, Zionel E. Walker, 84, of Justice, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his loved ones waiting for him in heaven, on Thursday, May 13, 2010, from CAMC General Division at Charleston. Born July 29, 1925, in Wyoming County, he was a son of the late Verlin and Tressie Blankenship Walker.

Zionel was a loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, traveling West Virginia, and fishing at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. He also loved spending time with his wonderful family and his friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a retired Gilbert High School teacher. He was a Born Again Christian, giving his life to the Lord at 6 p.m. March 27, 2010. He was a life member of the Lions Club. Zionel was a staff sergeant in the Eight Air Force, he served his country as a waist gunner on a B17 Flying Fortress in the European Theater. A member of the 367th Bombardment Squadron, 306th Bombardment Group, he earned the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Army Occupation Medal (Germany) and World War II Victory Ribbon. Military graveside services will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 141 of Belfry, Ky.

Those left to love and cherish his memory and to carry on his legacy include his beautiful daughter, Yvonne (Bennie) Morgan of Justice; his wonderful son, Randy (Beth) Walker of Kernersville N.C.; a very special lady, Shelva Ann Lester of Justice; his precious grandchildren: Monica (Lyndon) Cook of Asheville, N.C., and Andrew and Sarah Walker of Kernersville; his three precious great-grandchildren: Morgan, Kylie and Tristan Cook of Asheville; his four sisters: Zenith (Arnold) Harless of Clearfork, Rita (John) Anderson of Mobile, Ala., Sylvia (Donald) Murphy of Inverness, Fla., and Sheila (Richard) Darlington of Indialantic, Fla.; his special caregivers: Charlie, Jessica, Kathey, Albert, and Melissa Lester, and a host of nieces, nephews, other dear family and friends.

 Friends may gather with the family from noon-1 p.m. Monday, May 17, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel where services will begin at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Arnold Harless officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. He will be carried to his final resting place by Andrew Walker, Lyndon Cook, Bennie Morgan, Zane Perry, Charlie Lester and Michael Perry. Honorary pallbearers are Opal Perry, Mason Perry, Robert Billups, Billy Beheler, Cameron Hatfield and Don Garett.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Justice, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Teresa Lynn Howell Blankenship, 44 of Justice, departed this life on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at CAMC-General Division in Charleston. Born October 21, 1966 at Logan, she was the daughter of Milford and Hazel Riffe Howell.

Teresa was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Lacy and Juanner Howell of Martin County, KY; her maternal grandparents, Burton and Minnie Riffe of Justice; her brother-in-law, Douglas Mullins of Wharncliffe; and her uncle, Bill Riffe of Justice.

She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend.  She was a homemaker and loved singing Karaoke at Happy Days Dinner in Gilbert.  She had a lot of friends who sang with her and she enjoyed every moment she had with them.  She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by everyone.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of her and to mourn her passing include her parents, Milford and Hazel Howell of Justice; her two sons:  Travis Ray and Dustin Richard Blankenship, both of Justice; her sister, Wilma Jean Mullins of Wharncliffe; her brother, Jimmy Dale Howell of Justice; her niece, Hazel Savanna Mulllins of Pigeon Creek; her great-nephew, Skyler Douglas Mullins of Wharncliffe; her two uncles:  Hubert and Eddy Riffe, both of Justice; her two special friends:  Sonny Layne of Wharncliffe and Darrell Kovach of Tamcliffe; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 23rd at the Justice Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Denny May officiating. Burial will follow in the Justice Memorial Gardens at Justice. She will be carried to her final resting place by:  Travis and Dustin Blankenship, Nathaniel Watts, J. R. Atkins, Kevin and David White, and Raymond Sr., and Raymond Jr., Ellis. She is gone from our sight but never from our hearts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Matewan, Mingo Co., WV, Death

http://www.chambersfuneralservices.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=555942&fh_id=10415

Rachel Blankenship age 66, of Matewan, W.Va., departed this life on Thursday March 11, 2010, at the Williamson Memorial Hospital of Williamson, W.Va. Born on December 11, 1944, in McDowell, Co., W.Va., Rachel was the daughter of the late Andrew and Rachel Wellman Marcum.

[No services will be scheduled]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Meador, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - June 15, 2010

Willis "Bill" Mullins, 39, of Meador, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at his residence. He was born in South Williamson, Ky., May 24, 1971, to the late Chester and Maggie Coleman Mullins. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by brother Anthony "Tony" Mullins

Survivors include his loving companion and caretaker, Kathy Brown of Meador; children whom he thought of as his own, Willie Paul Brown., Dustin Joe Blankenship , Matthew Tyler Blankenship ; brothers, Robert (Bea) Mullins of Red Jacket; sisters: Beth (Ronnie) Hatfield of Newtown; his loving stepmother Millie Mullins of Red Jacket; grandmother Virgie Coleman; 10 nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and nephews; stepsisters Karen Biliter and Mary (Mike) Boggs; three step grandchildren; three uncles; three aunts; and a host of loved ones, neighbors and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Chambers Funeral Services with the Rev. Jimmy Fields of the Faith Mission Church of McCarr, Ky., officiating. Burial will follow in the Mullins Cemetery at Meador. Pallbearers will be Brian Hinkle, Ronnie Hatfield, Robert Mullins, Paul Brown, David Bryant and John Brown

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Newtown, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - February 18, 2010

Ima Miller, 87, of Newtown, died Tuesday, Feb.16, 2010 at her residence. Born Oct. 25, 1922 in O'Keefe, she was the daughter of the late Harley and Linda Blankenship Mahon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Miller, who died July 16, 1986, a daughter, Romaine Ferrell, a grandson, Jamie Miller, brothers Frank, Ace, Roy and Harley Mahon, and sisters Maxie Mahon, Cordie Mahon, Bessie Cisco, Mina Cisco, and Belle Cisco. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.

 She is survived by sons Dallas (Diana) Miller of Shreveport, La., James A. (Janet Marie) Miller Jr. of Brenton, Larry (Wilma) Miller of Claysville, Pa., daughters Brenda Kay (Charlie) Kern of Claysville, Pa., Judy (Phillip) Perry of Front Royal, Va., Mina (Jim) Applebaum of Belpre, Ohio, Pamela (Jerry) Brooks of Corydon, Ind., step-daughters Hope Mahon of Woodbridge, Va., and Mary Cisco of Taylor, Mich., a sister, Melda Hall of Pedro, Ohio, grandson who lived with her David Ferrell of Newtown, 20 grandchildren, six step grandchildren, several great - grand children, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Sat., Feb. 20, 2010, at Hatfield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Ellison-Hatfield Cemetery at Newtown. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Naugatuck, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 6, 2011

Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Hickman Duncan, 50, of Naugatuck, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. She was born December 29, 1960, in Detroit, Mich., to Mary Kathryn Hickman of Turkey Creek, Ky., and the late James Edward Hickman.

She was preceded in death by her son, Brian Duncan; brother, Phillip Hickman; grandparents, Cleo Hammond and Alex Vagott and James and Hazel Hickman; step father, Dave Burgess. She was a homemaker and was very active in the community. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and daughter.

She is survived by her husband, Willis Duncan; sons, Moses (Brandy Locke) Ailiff of Warfield, Ky., and Jonathan (Amanda) Duncan of Matewan; daughter, Melinda (Brian) Blankenship of Inez, Ky.; sisters, Alice Hickman (Rick) Elia of Williamson, and Regina Hickman (Keith) Looney of Slater's Branch, Ky.; brother, John Hickman of Tennessee; grandchildren, Ashley Blankenship , Aurora Ailiff, Owen Ailiff, Alex Ailiff, Katelyn Blankenship , Bryer Ailiff, Landon Ailiff, Braydon Blankenship , Lila Duncan and Kamryn Duncan; and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday September 8, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Will and Bonnie Compton oficiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memory Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Red Jacket, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 10, 2010

Lacy Endicott, 76, of Red Jacket, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the Hazard (Ky.) ARH Regional Medical Center Funeral services will be conduted at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 11, 2010, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Wade Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher. Graveside services will be performed by VA Belfry Chapter# 11 of the Disabled American Veterans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Rawl, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - May 20, 2010

Gary Michael Blankenship 37, of Rawl, W.Va., died Wednesday at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral service noon Friday, Chambers Funeral Service chapel, Matewan, W.Va.; burial at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Varney, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

http://loganbanner.com/view/full_story/6281866/article-CLARA-WOOLUM?

Clara Ann Woolum, 64, of Varney, passed away Friday, February 12, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. Born June 10, 1945, at Gilbert, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Nancy Grimmett Blankenship. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Robert and Roger Blankenship; a sister, Dixie Spears; a grandson, Dustin James Ellis, and her father-in-law, Arthur Woolum. Mrs. Woolum was a homemaker and a member of the Jesus Name Church.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Charles Allen Woolum; daughter, Melanie Ann Woolum of Logan; sons, Arthur Jay (Sandra) Woolum of Coal Mountain, Jessie (Robin) Woolum and Jody (Stephanie) Woolum, both of Varney, Frank (Gayle) Woolum of Logan, Charles Jr. “Charlie” (Michelle) Woolum of Chattaroy and Scott (Malena) Woolum of Delbarton; grandchildren, Natasha Ellis Townsend, Heather and Frank Jr. Woolum, Trevor, Ashleigh and Alison Woolum, Christopher Woolum, Peyton and Haley Woolum, Caden and Jody Brayden Woolum and Dylan, Tanner and Hunter Woolum; great-grandchildren, Jacob Collins, Paige Townsend and McKenzie Woolum, and her mother-in-law, Ola Woolum of Varney.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 15, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Waters and Sister Gaye Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in the Woolum Cemetery at Baileysville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Varney, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - August 4, 2010

Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, our beloved James I. Farley, known affectionately to everyone as "Jim," went home to be with the Lord following a brief illness. He was at home, surrounded by members of his family. Jim was born May 14, 1938, a son of the late Andy and Winnie Farley and grew up at Varney.

He attended Magnolia High School at Matewan where he graduated with the class of 1957. He was inducted into the U.S. Army and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in 1961, and served with pride until 1963, when he was honorably discharged. He returned home and pursued a career in the mining industry with Island Creek Coal Company and eventually with Marrowbone Development Company. He was employed at Tug Valley Coal Processing until his retirement in 1998. Jim attended the First Baptist Church at Varney, worked with the Delbarton Volunteer Fire Department, enjoyed farming and raising livestock, and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

 Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Farley, and two sons, Stephen D. Farley and David (Kim) Farley. Jim has five wonderful grandchildren, Andrew Stephen, James David, Elizabeth Hope, Candice Lashay and Daniel Keith. Jim is also survived by three sisters, Margaret and Janice of Carrollton, Va., and Virginia of Saint Petersburg, Fla., and two brothers, Bob of Carrollton, Va., and Dale of Lake Gaston, N.C.

It is impossible to sum up Jim's life in a few paragraphs; it has been said one measure of a man's greatness is the friends whose company he greatly enjoyed throughout his life; it is only due to space limitations that we cannot list them all, but all should know how greatly appreciated they are and how much their friendship meant to Jim and all of his family.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 5, at the Weaver Mortuary in West Williamson with Rev. Bill Snodgrass officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Memory Garden at Godby. Active pallbearers include Jim's friends Bill Browning, Paul Blankenship , Bill Duty, Wayne Cooper, Hiram Leroy Justice and Dallas Rife. Honorary pallbearers are Hiram Justice, Johnnie E. Preece and Wilson Cisco.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Verner, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - November 4, 2010

Hattie Johnson, 83, of Verner, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to join her loved ones waiting for her in heaven Monday, November 1, 2010, from St. Francis Select Specialty Hospital in Charleston. Born February 9, 1927, at Verner, she was a daughter of the late Owen and Lizzie Runyon Browning.

Also preceding her in death were four brothers: Clayburn, Douglas, Emmett and Gilford Browning, and two sisters, Lois Davis and Marie Wheatley. Hattie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She was a retired receptionist for Logan General Hospital and a member of God's Lighthouse Trinity Church at Iaeger. She also attended New Beginning Church at Man. She had a wonderful smile and a heart of gold. She loved spending time with her wonderful family and friends, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish her memory include two sons, Clarence Johnson Jr. of Man and Kenny (Phyllis) Johnson of Verner; daughter JoAnn (Joe) Harless of Hanover; sister, Mila Blankenship of Rio Grande, Ohio; two granddaughters, Crystal (Daniel) Smith of Verner and Robin Grimmett of Casar, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Tia Grimmett of Rutherfordton, N.C., and Ezekiel and Christian Blake Smith of Verner; a special caregiver, Crystal Gaikowski of Man, and a host of other dear family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6, at the Verner Community Church with Rev. Rodney Robinette officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester and Dye Cemetery at Verner. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Ezekiel and Christian Smith.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Vulcan, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - November 2, 2010

Earl Golden Layne, 91, of Vulcan, formerly of Williamson, died at the Appalachian Regional Hospital on Friday, October 29, 2010, following a lingering illness. Born July 6, 1919, at Betsy Layne, KY, he was the son of the late Daniel Layne and Agnes M. Yarbrough Layne.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first loving wife, Virginia Layne; one son, Charles Eugene Layne, Chicago, IL; three deceased daughter, Peggy (Lois) Strunk, Ewing, VA, Betty Jo Layne, Williamson, WV, Emogene Zadick, Zephyrhills, FL, Mary Ellen Layne, Williamson; four grandchildren Kevin Miller, Glen Roger Smith, Brandon Spaulding and Sean Spaulding and a great great great granddaughter, Savannah Rose Crawford; three brothers, one sister and two step-children, Teresa Lynn Daniels and Teddy Blankenship .

Earl was a retired miner and a member of the UMWA. He was the proud recipient of a 70 year membership pin. He was a member of Christ Temple Church. He loved attending church and he enjoyed bible study. He liked "tinkering" with objects around the house.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Blankenship Layne; one son, Salvatore Layne, Berwyn, IL; two daughters, Helen June Layne, Berwyn, IL and Deborah L. Kramarczyk, Dan's Branch, WV; a stepson, Robert Lee Daniels, Jr. of Georgia. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 am, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at the church. The Reverend Thomas Moore will officiate. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson served the Layne family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Wharncliffe, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - November 5, 2010

Eugene Ray Goad, 64 of Wharncliffe, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at his residence. Born May 27, 1946 at the O'Keffe section of Beech Creek, he was the son of the late Richard and Lula Blankenship Goad.

Funeral services will be held at the Ben Creek Church of Christ at Wharncliffe Saturday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. with Evangelist Gene Clemons and Cletus Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Dotson Cemetery at Wharncliffe.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 27, 2010

Ronnie D. Ball, 54, of Williamson, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home. Born Nov. 4, 1955, at Lenore, get was the son of the late Cullen and Martha Vinson Ball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers B.W., Woody, Buddy and Leonard Ball and Sisters Helen Canterbury, Shirley Sturgill, Billie Jean Urban and Carolyn Ball.

He is survived by a son, Brian Gnatt of Louisa, Ky., brothers Cullen Ball, Jr., Jake Ball and Jimmy Ball and two grandchildren, Brian Tyler and Sidney Renae.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Chafin Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Lenore Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.chambersfuneralservices.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1178240&fh_id=10415

Curtis Blankenship Jr., age 47, of Williamson, WV, departed this life on Saturday, June 4, 2011 in Williamson, WV. He was born on May 24, 1964 in Freeburn, KY, a son of the late Curtis Sr. and Magalene Lambert Blankenship.

In addition to his parents, Curtis is preceded in death by brothers Brian Keith and Michael Paul Blankenship; and maternal grandfather Hershel Lambert. In addition to being a loving brother, friend, and neighbor, Curtis was of the Pentecostal faith.

He leaves to honor his loving memory and mourn his passing brothers Steven Randall, Christopher Shawn, and Sanford Blankenship all of Williamson, WV; nephews Cody Allen Blankenship of Williamson; Steven Todd Norman of McCarr, KY; and niece Brooklen Blankenship of Buskirk, KY. Curtis is also survived by maternal grandmother Gladys Lambert of Buskirk, KY.

Honoring services will be conducted Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmy Fields officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 6, 2011

Jimmie L. Quillin, 88, of Williamson, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Born May 27, 1923, in Williamson, he was the son of the late George Oscar and Nancy Johnson Quillin.

His only brother, George Quillin, preceded him in death. Following his graduation from Williamson High School in 1942, Jimmie enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country as a Yeoman Second Class during World War II and was the recipient of the Paciic Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. A lifelong resident of Williamson, Jimmie retired from the United States Postal Service after many years as a letter carrier. He was a beloved and devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Williamson where he taught a youth Sunday School class, sang in the choir, and served as a deacon. A faithful servant of the Lord, he was a godly example and an inspiration to all who knew him. Jimmie was a railroad enthusiast, and his retirement years afforded the opportunity to pursue his longtime passion for trains. A member of the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, he looked forward to the autumn New River Train Excursions. For 19 years, he served as a car host and enjoyed meeting the passengers and sharing their excitement of riding the train amidst the backdrop of West Virginia's spectacular scenery and fall foliage. He used to say that no trip was ever the same because the passengers were different, and ultimately the people were what he loved most of all. Cherished by his family and friends, Jimmie's gentle spirit, quick wit, positive outlook, and kind disposition drew people to him. To those who knew and loved him deeply, he will forever remain in their hearts and memories as one of the inest people anyone could ever know. Jimmie, we love you and will sorely miss you until we meet again.

Jimmie is survived by Verna Blankenship Quillin, his loving and devoted wife of 63 years; a dearly loved daughter, Mary Quillin Oliver of Williamson; three treasured grandchildren, Miles Montgomery (Leslie) of Seattle, Wash., Nicklaus Oliver (Lindsay) of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Natalie Oliver of Richmond, Va.; four precious greatgranddaughters, Cate and Ava Montgomery and Nina and Natalie Grace Oliver; a loving brother and sister-in-law, Julius and Dimple Blankenship of Varney; special nieces, nephews and cousins; and a dear friend and cousin, Barbara Sue Oliver of Williamson.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday morning, September 9, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Williamson. The Rev. Jarrod Belcher and the Reverend Lonnie Francis will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher. Grandsons Miles Montgomery and Nicklaus Oliver and members of the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Williamson will serve as pallbearers. The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 141, Belfry, Kentucky, will conduct military honors.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - December 27, 2011

Williamson  - Robert Belcher was the son of Jordan Belcher of North Matewan, and the late Ethel Blankenship Belcher.

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by a brother James Belcher. He was a former carnival man.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his companion, Jackie Patrick of Bessemer City; one brother, Jordan (Mary) Belcher Jr. of Newtown; three sisters, Debbie (Melvin) Hurley of Hatfield, Ky., Rhonda (Carl) Chapman of Crouse, N.C., and Donna (Chris) Casey of Freeburn, Ky.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 29, at noon from the Newtown Free Pentecostal Church of God at Newtown, with Randy Casey and Chris Casey officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship Cemetery at Stopover, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mingo Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Troy             84, 25Oct1925 - 26Feb2010,           Baisden, Mingo, WV,                      WV-233-36-6491             

Blankenship, Teresa L.      44, 21Oct1966 - 16Apr2011,           Gilbert, Mingo, WV,                       WV-233-25-4458             

Blankenship, Rachel E.     65, 11Dec1944 - 11Mar2010,          Matewan, Mingo, WV,             WV/NC-232-86-6832

Blankenship, Gary M.       37, 31Mar1973 - 19May2010,         Rawl, Mingo, WV,                          WV-233-08-0825             

Blankenship, Curtis           47, 24May1964 - 04Jun2011,          Williamson, Mingo, WV,        WV/NC-232-13-2694

 

Monroe                                                                                                  

 

2010, Indian Creek, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.register-herald.com/archivesearch/local_story_017183953.html

Lela June Jackson Lester, 60, of Mile Branch Road on Indian Creek went home to be with the Lord on January 14, 2010, due to medical complications. She was born March 12, 1949, at Mile Branch Road, Indian Creek, W.Va., a daughter of the late Urchel Blaine and Burley Fay Barrett Jackson. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was of the Jesus Name Faith and a member of the Church of Zion at Ikes Fork, W.Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Barnett.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Ronald Leroy Lester; three daughters, Ronda, Traci and Shawna Lester; a granddaughter, Alexis McKenna Lester (Momaw’s little sugar dumpling); two sisters, Rosalie Beverly and husband Gerald and Kathy Belcher and husband David all of Mile Branch Road, Indian Creek; two brothers, Donald “Gene” Jackson and wife Barbara of Mile Branch Road, Indian Creek, and Bernie “Jum” Jackson and wife Pamela of Jeffersonville, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews; a very special great-nephew, Braeden Edward Belcher (Ne Ne’s little sugar foot); and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon today, January 18, 2010, at the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Alvie Lilly and Rev. Elzie Blankenship officiating. Lela will be laid to rest in Brewster Cemetery, Indian Creek, W.Va. Friends gathered with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2010, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lillydale, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.register-herald.com/archivesearch/local_story_018184047.html

Edna Marie Cline, 81, departed this life Monday, January 18, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long illness. Born April 29, 1928, in Simon, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Bertha Blankenship. Mrs. Cline was raised in Simon, loved gardening, canning and going to church. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack D. Cline; a son, Larry M. Cline; two granddaughters, Shawna Marie Cline and Heather Dawn Cline; five sisters, Macey, Norma, Truby, Edith and Juanita; and six brothers, Kermit, Eli Junior, Oley, Chessy, Lacy, and Dennis.

Those left to cherish her memory are a son, Kincle Cline and wife, Bethel, of Lillydale; three daughters, Judith Cook of Lillydale, Gail Allen and husband Denny Wayne of Oceana and Barbara Cline and husband, Bill, of South Carolina; ten grandchildren, Dewayne Cook, Steven Cook, Kimberly Allen, Dennis Allen, Shavohna Owens, Jonathan Cline, Penny Parrish, Jennifer Young, Randy Cline and Jeff Cline; seven great-grandchildren, Dalton Cook, Nick Cook, Carly Allen, Mackenzie Owens, Hunter Owens, Angela Parrish and Bradley Parrish; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Mrs. Cline’s life will be noon Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Carlyle Bloom officiating. Mrs. Cline will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

http://bdtonline.com/obituaries/x226604352/James-Clayton-Jimmy-Blankenship-Sr
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
,  July 18, 2010

James Clayton “Jimmy” Blankenship, Sr., age 56, of Peterstown, W.Va., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010 following a long illness at Carilion Giles Community Hospital, Pearisburg, Va. Born January 16, 1954 at Pearisburg, Va., he was the son of James J. Blankenship, Jr. of Bozoo, W.Va. and the late Doris Crews Blankenship.

Jimmy worked for the Celanese Corp. for 22 years, was a member of the Woodland Street Baptist Church, Narrows, Va. and was a member of the Bozoo Ruritan Club.

In addition to his father, survivors include his wife, Margaret A. Echols Blankenship; one daughter, Catherine Marie Webb and husband Alex of Ballard, W.Va.; two sons, James Clayton “Jamie” Blankenship, Jr. of Pearisburg, Va. and Josh Blankenship of Pembroke, Va.; one sister, Brenda Smith and husband Steve of Irmo, S.C.; six grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2010 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Mann officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Narrows, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - October 10, 2010,

Evelyn Ruth Dunn Wills, age 85, of Peterstown, W.Va., passed away Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital, Pearisburg, Va. Born March 27, 1925 in Monroe County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James K. and Ada Wiley Dunn. Ms. Wills was a homemaker and was a lifetime member of the Peterstown Church of God.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Alvin Lawrence Wills; a brother, Hobert Dunn; eight sisters, Earsel Dunn Pennington, Blanche Dunn, Kathryn Wills, Daisy McClaugherty, Euna McClaugherty, Alice Meadows, Bertia Via and Margaret Clowers.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Blankenship of Narrows, Va. and Geneva Comer and husband Raymond Jr. of Ft. Washington, Md.; one sister, Inas Wilson of Flint, Mich.; eight grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday October 11, 2010 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, W.Va. with the Reverend Dewayne Houk officiating. Burial will follow in the Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Funeral

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - April 3, 2011

Jerry Bryant Blankenship, 65, of Peterstown, formerly of Narrows, Va., passed away Friday, April 1, 2011, at his home. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Biggs and Pete Dunford officiating. It was Jerry's wish to be cremated. Friends and family are invited to attend a time of sharing and remembrance from 5 p.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 12, 2011

Joyce Ann Rice, age 78, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born July 21, 1933 at Ballard, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Willie Helvey Broyles. Joyce had worked in the Bobbin Stores for the Celanese Corp., and was employed part time by Experience Works at the Peterstown Library. She enjoyed participating in fundraising events for the library. Joyce was also a member of the Peterstown Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Jean Broyles; and one brother, Danny Ray Broyles.

Survivors include her husband Joe Rice; two daughters, Vera J. Blankenship of Bastian, Va. and Angela "Angie" R. Dent and husband Daniel of Glen Lyn, Va.; four brothers, Bobby Joe Broyles and wife Shirley, James H. "Jimmy" Broyles and Sherry, both of Peterstown, W.Va., Johnny Ray Broyles and wife Stephanie of Ballard, W.Va. and Gary Wayne Broyles of Peterstown, W.Va.; seven sisters, Linda Sue Carter and husband James of Peterstown, W.Va., Faye Bradley and husband Wayne, Mae Sanders, both of Ballard, W.Va., Brenda Gail Hazelwood and husband Roy, Jenny Lou Harry and Bubba, both of Princeton, W.Va., Judy K. McClung and husband Tommy of Goose Creek, S.C. and Robin Booth and husband Teddy of Lindside, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Joseph Edward "Todd" Sims, Timothy "Peewee" Stewart and Brandale Stewart; four great-grandchildren, Jason, Justin and Emily Sims and Jessica Stewart; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Vickie Rice, Bernard and Lurena Rice, Claris and John Bradley and Patsy Dillon.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va. with Minister Donald Henegar officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery, Green Valley Road, Peterstown, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Death

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - November 27, 2011

Lloyd Blankenship, 78, of Peterstown, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 22, 2011

Letha Marie Roop, age 93, of Peterstown, W.Va., formerly of Bluewell, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Country View Assisted Living. Born August 18, 1918 at Bud, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Austin and Elizabeth Sue Lunsford Yates.

Letha had worked as a clerk at the Cox's Department Store at Bluefield, W.Va., Amar Department Store in Iaeger, W.Va. and The Jewel Box at Bluefield, W.Va. She was an avid WVU Mountaineer fan and loved to attend their games. She also loved to go to dirt track races, doing all of these things up to the age of 89. She was known for her love of owls and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Being the last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Roop; one brother, Harry Yates; three sisters, Pat Nungusser, Elva Perriello and Geneva Akers; and one son, Gene Roop.

Survivors include one son, Frank E. Roop Jr. and wife Donna of Nemours, W.Va.; two daughters, Brenda Blankenship and husband Paul of Cashmere, W.Va. and Joyce Peake and husband Bill of Port Orange, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Steele; brother-in-law, Tommy Perriello; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Timmy Sanderson officiating. Graveside and committal services will be 3:30 p.m. at the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Wayside, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, The (Beckley, WV) - May 11, 2011

Tommie Mullins, 77, of Wayside, passed away Tuesday morning, May 9, 2011, at the home of a son, Tommy B. Mullins, with whom he made his home, following a long illness. Mr. Mullins was born at Lorado, W.Va., February 14, 1934, a son of the late Boyd and Ocie Bell Blankenship Mullins.

He was a retired coal miner having worked for Patriot Coal Co. formerly Amherst Coal Co. at Man, W.Va., a member of the UMWA District 17, a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Korean War and he was a member of the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church at Accoville, W.Va.

Mr. Mullins was preceded in death by five brothers, Kendall, Samuel "Sam," Earl, Jimmy and Willie Mullins and by a sister, Florence Osborne.

Surviving are six sons, Tommy Bernard Mullins and wife, Tina of Wayside, John Douglas Mullins of Wayside, Jackie Lee Mullins and wife, Chrystal of Wayside, Mark Allen Mullins of Greenville,

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Monroe Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, James C.      56, 16Jan1954 - 15Jul2010,             Peterstown, Monroe, WV,                              VA-229-74-2695

Blankenship, Jerry B.        65, 21Mar1946 - 01Apr2011,          Peterstown, Monroe, WV,                              VA-228-60-6773

 

Nicholas                                                                                                 

 

2011, Craigsville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - June 23, 2011

McKinley D. "Bonnie" Blake, 91, of Craigsville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, with his beloved wife and daughter by his side. He was born November 13, 1919, in Curtin and was the son of the late Philip and Merle Blake.

Also preceding Bonnie in death were two sons, Tom and Mike; nine brothers, Gerald, Fontaine, Darius, Philip, Gale, Jesse, Calvin, Theodore and Brooks; and two sisters, Honore Singleton and Madge McCafferty.

Bonnie was retired from Sewell Coal Company with over 40 years of service. He worked hard all his life and sacrificed so much for his family. His proudest accomplishment was graduating all four of his children from college. As a veteran, he served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Craigsville. Being an avid golfer during his younger years, he spent many days playing golf at Cherry Hill Country Club in Richwood, where he had two holes-in-one during his lifetime, of which he was very proud. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 70 years, Eva; children, Joe (Robin) of Fayetteville, N.C., and Susie Blake Andersen of Craigsville; grandchildren, Kristie Tucker of Birmingham, Ala., Kathryn Blake of Athens, Ga., Kevin Blake of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Alec (Kristin) Andersen of Craigsville, Max Andersen of Fort Jackson, S.C., Jessica Blake of Fayetteville, N.C., and Kelsey Blake of Chapel Hill, N.C.; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathleen Womack of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Nadene Blankenship of Medina, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Church of Christ with Pastor Sam Gwinn officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Craigsville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 29, 2011

Nina Mae Blankenship Mullens, 94, of Craigsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, in Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, after a short illness. She was born April 10, 1917, in Birch River, W.Va., to the late Flem and Pearl Brown Lewis.

She was employed as a Nurses Aid at Sacred Heart Hospital, Richwood, for several years. She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church, Richwood, and Chestnut Flat Methodist Church, Craigsville. She had lived at the Summit Assisted Living in Oak Hill for the past six years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Curt Blankenship; daughter, Sharon Blankenship Coe; second husband, Walter R. Mullens.

Survivors include her children, Jerry (Jerrlyn) Blankenship , Ephrian, Utah, Brenda (Dale) Blake, Richwood, Mike (Donna) Blankenship , Fenwick, Dawn Tharp, Cowen, Debbie (Paul) Nettles, Mt. Lookout; a sister, Beulah Cook, Birch River; step-children, Jewel Crites, Mt. Nebo, Phil Mullens, Craigsville, Tommy Mullens, Boise, Idaho, and Joyce Cummins, Boise, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren

Service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2011, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Larry Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Richwood, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - June 17, 2010

Owen Kenneth "Butch" Lusk Jr., 65, of Richwood, upon his profession of faith, passed from death unto glorious life eternal on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Born on Oct. 22, 1944, he was the third child born to the late Kenneth and Lita Lusk.

He was a disabled Navy veteran and an avid Redskins fan. He had a loving, giving heart and an infectious sense of humor. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother, Leonard; oldest sister, Kathy; nephew, Sean Devine; and daughter, Sarah Jane Tharp.

Survivors include his lifelong companion, Sandra Tharp of Richwood; sons, Kenny Joswick and Jerry and Larry Tharp; daughter, Julie Madison of Richwood; two sisters, Elayne (Mrs. Russell) Hines and Phyllis (Mrs. James) Hines, both of Summersville; brother, Craig and wife, Becky Lusk, of Richwood; his special angel, granddaughter, Tiffany, who lovingly devoted herself to caring for him as he fought his courageous battle with cancer; four grandsons and five granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and close friend, Don Smith.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Alva Blankenship officiating. Interment will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Summersville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - March 16, 2010

Garnie W. Morris, 86, of Summersville died Saturday, March 13, 2010, in Summersville Extended Care Center, where he lived his final days alongside his loving wife, Erma Frame Morris. Born in Dille May 10, 1923, he was a son of the late George "Bill" and Bessie Martin Morris, where he grew up one of six children, all of whom preceded him in death. Garnie and Erma raised their family in Birch River and lived their retirement years in Summersville.

He is survived by his wife, Erma; two children, Shirley and Chyquieta and their spouses; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and countless friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with the Rev. Bud Truman and the Rev. Alva Blankenship officiating. His final resting place will be in Birch River Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Swiss, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - May 3, 2011

Florence Bell (Blankenship) Tucker, 79, of Swiss entered into rest Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Summersville Regional Medical Center. Born on September 4, 1931, in Clendenin, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Carrie E. (Huffman) Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher R. Tucker; grandson, Christopher Sean Tucker; and brother, William H. Blankenship. She was the best mom in the world.

Survivors include two daughters, Florence "Peaches" Stephenson and Patricia "Patty" Smallwood; three sons, Robert, Randy and Jimmy Tucker; sisters, Ruth Acord, Esther Acord, Dolly Treadway and Martha McAtee; one brother, Woodrow E. Blankenship; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. Lee Holliday officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Putnam                                                                                                            

 

2010, Fraziers Bottom, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - June 1, 2010

Rhonda Gail Johns, 36, of Fraziers Bottom passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at her home following a sudden illness. A graduate of Winfield High School, she was a homemaker and mother who loved her family. Born December 9, 1973, she was the daughter of Frank (Desiree) Johns of Scott Depot and the late Cora Mae Blankenship Clinton.

In addition to her father, she is survived by a son, Jeremy F. Nelson of Scott Depot; a daughter, Cassondra Marie Nelson of Scott Depot; a brother, Russell Clinton; a sister, Clarissa Ashby of Culloden; long-time companion, Gary Williams of Fraziers Bottom; paternal grandfather, William Johns; and several aunts; uncles; nieces; and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo with Pastor Wayne Burch officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Scott Depot, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - February 16, 2011

Edgar "Mike" Poe, 83, of Scott Depot went to heaven February 14, 2011, to meet his sweetheart, Ilse, for Valentine's Day. Mike served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from Union Carbide after 40 years of service. He was also a certified aircraft maintenance mechanic. He received awards from the Federal Aviation Administration for over 50 years in the aircraft profession as master mechanic and also received the Charles Taylor master mechanic award. This award was in appreciation of his dedicated service, technical expertise, professionalism, and many outstanding contributions that furthered the cause of aviation safety.

Mike was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ilse; parents, Edgar and Mary Poe; brothers, Julian, Kenneth and Gene; and sisters, Faye and Berta.

He will be sadly missed by his son, R. Julian (Debra) Poe; daughter, Elizabeth (Bill) Hall; grandchildren, Meghan, Danielle and Addyson "Pebbles" Poe and Nathan and Michael "Flip Flop" Blankenship ; his beloved pets, Harry, Hilda, Tippy and Otis, all of Scott Depot; brothers, Jerry (Jeanette) and Glen (Clara) Poe, both of St. Albans, and Shirley (Pat) Poe of Texas; sisters, Madge Pettit of St. Albans, Mary of Iowa and Dolly (Neil) of Florida; and lots of wonderful nieces and nephews.

Mike thought a lot of his friends and associates and especially his flying buddies, including Benny Mallory of Mallory Airport. A special thanks goes to his son-in-law, Bill Hall, who took excellent care of Mike each and every day, which allowed Mike to be able to stay in his home. We also wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Lynese and Neola of HospiceCare, Charleston.

A celebration of Mike's life will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans, with Pastor Karin Maxson officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Raleigh                                                                                                             

 

2011, Amigo, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - April 12, 2011

Lucy M. Deihl. She was the mother of seven children. She loved traveling, camping, and her beloved dog, Trixie. She worked at Ronson Corporation in Newark, Del., and retired to Florida for several years, before returning to West Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Bennett; a daughter, Dianna Curry; brothers, John and Bobby Price, Burt and Roger Malone; and step-son, Donald Bennett.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Barbara Dean and husband, James of Clayton, Del; son, Kenny Bullins and wife, Diane of Newark, Del; son, Thurman Bullins and wife, Debbie of Painesville, Ohio; son, Robert Bullins and wife, Frances of Lexington, N.C.; daughter, Rose Blankenship and husband, Roger of Crab Orchard; daughter, Susan McPeek of Pikeville, Ky; step-son, David Bennett of Delaware; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her companion, Lonnie Hubbard and family of Amigo. Special friends, Wanda and Patrick Jarrell, Lana and Sherman Diehl. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Sophia Freewill Baptist Church, Sophia with Rev. James Sturgill officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.register-herald.com/archivesearch/local_story_043205304.html , Feb. 13, 2010

On Tuesday, February 9th, 2010, at her home on Peters Drive, Beckley, our cherished Saundra Allen passed away following an extended illness. She was in her 70th year. Born Saundra Sue Mitchem on August 8, 1939, at Eccles, she was one of eleven children born to the late Fred Tilden and Ethel Elisabeth McMillion Mitchem. Sisters, Ardith Ayers Shumate, Virginia Ayers, Fredra Mitchem Blankenship, Arbutus Meadows, and brothers, James and Dolph Mitchem, preceded her in death. Saundra has been a resident of Peters Drive since 1973. She worked as a retail clerk at several local shops including the Kiddie and Junior Shop, the Hub and Vogue and Stone and Thomas. Her greatest job of all was being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her memory is blessed.

In addition to her family, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, William Allen, on March 27th, 1995, and two infant granddaughters.

Saundra was a loving Mom to Darrell Allen and his wife Debra of Beckley, Cheryl Kirkendall of Vanwert, Ohio, Gerald Allen of Beckley and Mark Allen of Camp Creek; she was the proud “Maw Maw” of eight living grandchildren, Stephanie, Steven, Seth, David, Andrew, Michael, Katherine, and Emily, and five great-grandchildren; the fond sister of Gilmer Ayers and his wife Rujean of Eccles, Carol Muovich of New York, Charlene Mitchem Thrasher and her husband, Emil, of Lewisburg, and Donna Mitchem Godbey and her husband James of Eccles; a large extended family also survives.

Committal services will be noon today, Saturday, February 13th, in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with the Rev. Garry Hall officiating. The family will receive friends at Melton Mortuary from 10:30 at 11:30 a.m. today, Saturday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/show/Luther-Blankenship-88991248

Mr. Luther Clifford Blankenship, 87, of Beckley, formerly of Oceana, passed away Sunday morning July 18th, 2010 at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness. He was born February 28th, 1923 in Clear Fork, WV. He was the eldest son of the late Alex and Ellen Blankenship.

Preceding him in death was a brother George Blankenship, and a sister, Ruby Cook.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 63 years, Irene Cook Blankenship, daughter Devonna Taylor and husband Bill of Lavalette, WV, son Jerome “J.B.” Blankenship and special friend Linda Wilson of Beckley, and his favorite lap cat Lucky. Luther was so proud of his four granddaughters, Stephanie Saunders and husband Bill of Martinsburg, WV, Dr. Kelly Slater and husband Alan of Huntington, WV, Jessica Yonts and husband Mitchell of Oak Hill, and Jennifer Blankenship of Beckley. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors.

Luther was a proud veteran of WWII serving in the 8th Army Air Force stationed in England. He was employed with Eastern Gas and Fuel at the Kopperston #1 mine for 23 years. He retired due to health reasons and started other careers as a barber and a school bus driver in Oceana. He also owned and operated Blankenship’s Trailer Court. Luther then opened a saw sharpening service making use of his talent for precise workmanship. His smile and quick wit made him friends with all of his customers. His favorite pastime was working on machinery, and he had the ability to fix just about anything. For years, Luther and Irene enjoyed camping with the Airstream Club and traveling all over the country. He was a devout Christian and was a member of the Family Worship Center.

Archie Cook, Kevin Cook, Tom Meritt, Mike Goode, C.R. Burgess, and Bob Ellis will serve as pallbearers. Bob Thacker will serve as honorary pallbearer. A celebration of Luther’s life will be held at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 21st at 2 o’clock with Pastor Sam Petterson officiating.
Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Army Honor Guard.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 1, 2010

On November 24, 2010, at 5:07 p.m., Allen Ray Blankenship, went to be with many other fallen family members. At the time of Allen's departure, Allen's wife, Amanda was there to hold his hand till the very end. He was only 31 about to turn 32 on Dec. 2, 2010. Allen enjoyed hunting, fishing and fourwheeling.

He left behind four living children Kimberley Blankenship, 7, Dacoda, 12, Daltin 8 and his "Minnie me!" Dallas 5.

Allen was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ray Blankenship, stepfather Billy Dalton, Uncle Lonnie Steele and niece Georgia R. Collier. His living relatives are his wife and best friend Amanda of four years, mother, Alice Plumley and stepfather Gregory; step mother, Glenna-Faye; two brothers, Robert and Brian Blankenship; a sister Alice (Tiny), and ex sister-in-law April Collier.

Pallbearers will be Randy "Boon" Lester, Eddie "Red" Toler, Mark Blankenship, Brian Blankenship, Robert Blankenship, Dave Reed, Wes Rakes, Ernie James. Services will held today, Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel, friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the family cemetery at Sun Hill, in Wyoming County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - July 24, 2011

Samantha Sara Ella Blankenship, 91, of Beckley, formerly of New Richmond, WV, went home to be with the Lord on July 22, 2011, at Bowers Hospice House following a long illness. Born March 2, 1920, in Richlands, VA, she was the daughter of the late Reed and Louisa Blankenship. Samantha was a homemaker, and the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her sons, Dallas Blankenship and wife Helen of Georgetown, KY, Walter Blankenship and wife Martha of Spotsylvania, VA; 3 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren; and a special niece, Lisa Russ.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV, with the Rev. Hibbard Hatfield officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.meltonmortuary.com/obituaries_422_Newatsa-Blankenship

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 after a long and full life, our most beloved, Newatsa Blankenship, passed away in Huntington, W.Va. She was in her 90th year. The first of seven children, Newatsa Halsey was born on Oct. 1st, 1921 at Otsego. Her parents were the late Charles M. and Virginia Elizabeth Keadle Halsey.

Her brothers, Charles, Stewart, Jack and Dorse have preceded her in death.

Newatsa spent her childhood at Peirpoint, she attended Mullens High School. Newatsa would meet and fall in love with a Maben boy, Thomas Woodrow "Woodie" Blankenship. They were united in marriage on Oct. 1st, 1938. To their union was born two daughters, Mary Lou and Linda Sue. Newatsa and Woodie had made their home in Beckley, since 1951. They were long time residents of Circle Street. The family worshiped at Mabscott United Methodist Church, where Newatsa was devoted to her church. Not only was she a wife and mother, Newatsa would enjoy a career with Beckley Manufacturing and the Mullens Advocate. After 51 years of marriage Woodie passed on Nov. 3rd, 1999. Newatsa and Woodie were blessed with many happy events throughout their marriage.

Mary Lou has married Doug Hatton and they make their home in Westfield, Indiana and Linda Sue is married to Max Stull and they reside in Huntington. Five grandchildren would grace "Ma Maw's" life. They are Jeff and Thomas Bedinger, Bevin Rene Stull, Michael Stull and his wife, Brandi and Ryan Stull and his wife, Heather. She was the proud great grandmother of Zoey, Ty, Jacob, and Zane.

Newatsa was the dear sister of Louise Grandstaff of Charleston and Jill Patterson of Navarre Beach, Fla.; she was the fond sister-in-law of Ruby, Liz and Joanne Halsey and Al Hendricks. Newatsa leaves many friends, especially her church family.

In the last year Newatsa decided it was time to move closer to her children. She moved to Huntington. Recently she returned back to Beckley and celebrated her 90th birthday at the Mabscott United Methodist Church. Newatsa's family wants everyone to know, "What a grand lady” their mother was. She was always positive. She looked for the best in everyone. She was strong. Her spirit will live in our hearts forever.

On Saturday, Nov. 19th at 11 a.m. we will remember the life of Newatsa Blankenship with a "Service of Remembrance" at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Dr. Robert Stoddard will be officiating. Newatsa will then be laid to rest at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity beside her beloved Woodie. Newatsa's family will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Bolt, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - November 1, 2011

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Vickie Dickens, who passed away on Monday morning, October 31st, 2011, following a six-month battle with cancer. She was 59 years of age. The fifth of eight children, Vickie Lynn Griffith was born on Nov. 19, 1951, at Beckley. Her parents were the late Layden and Nettie Keith Griffith.

Her older brother, Roger, has preceded her in death. Vickie spent her childhood at Fairdale. The Griffith family worshipped at the Fairdale Freewill Baptist Church. Vickie graduated from Trap Hill High School, Class of 1969. While attending church, Vickie would meet her best friend and soul mate for life, Forrest Finley Dickens Jr. Vickie and Finley have celebrated 42 years of marriage this past June 21st. To this union were born three children, Daniel Forrest, Jeremy Paul and Amy Denise. Daniel serves in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Jeremy Paul is married to Andrea and they reside in Beckley and Amy is married to Greg Lane and they make their home in Fairdale. Greg has been like a son to Vickie and Finley.

Vickie loved her husband and children. She enjoyed being a homemaker. Vickie and Finley were members of the Shiloh Community Church. In later years Vickie has been graced to be "Ma Maw" to Allana Jeane, Kyle Finley, Gregory Chase, Sidney Grace, Blake Paul, Mason Dewayne, Anthony Logan, Dylan Kelly and Damian Scott. She was the dear sister of Linda Meadows of Columbia Station, Ohio, Janice Daniel and her husband, George, of Posey Saxon, Sandra Braskey and her husband, Jerry, of Daniels, Patty Stone and her husband, Pete, of White Oak, Charles (Duke) Griffith and his wife, Melinda, of Fairdale, Stephen Griffith and his wife, Ann, of Beckley. Vickie is the fond daughter-in-law of Anna Dickens.

Her father-in-law, Forrest Finley Dickens Sr., has preceded her in death. A large extended family survives; sadly, two nephews, Scott Griffith and Justin Blankenship, have also passed away. Vickie was "the favorite" of the family. Her family remembers her great wit, her ability to make everyone feel warm and welcome in her presence. Her kindness and gentle spirit will be our guiding light to Heaven. In a world where people are always "searching," there was Vickie Dickens, a very content person. That, in itself, is a special gift. "Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.'' We her family were blessed to have known her.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, at 3 p.m. we will remember the life of Vickie Dickens with a "Service of Remembrance" at the Breckenridge Baptist Church at Bolt. Pastors Elwood Brooks, Dewey Lowe and Garry Hall will be officiating. Vickie will then be laid to rest in the Worley Cemetery at Bolt. Pallbearers will be: Keith Stone, Jeff Brooks, Greg Lane, Chris Stone, Mark Braskey, Zack Griffith, and Larry Wright.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Clear Fork, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

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Elga Jean Short, 84, of Clear Fork passed away on May 4, 2010, at Bowers Hospice Home following a long illness. Born February 9, 1926, in Clear Fork, she was the daughter of the late Calaway and Lottie Blankenship. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Franklin, Sampy Daniel, and King Edward Blankenship.

Elga leaves behind the love of her life, husband of 64 years and 10 months, Roy Short; her two beautiful daughters, Cheryl Lynn Patrick and her husband, Michael, of Durham, N.C., and Beverly Dawn Kourey and her husband, Terry, of Charleston; and her only grandson, Michael Brandon Patrick and his wife, Stacy, who blessed her five weeks ago with her great-grandson, Cooper Roy Patrick. In addition, Elga is survived by three sisters, Eula Bailey, Helen (Don) Toler, and Glenna Sue Childress; and one brother, W.C. (Erma) Blankenship. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Elga's life was 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. Keith Reed officiating. Elga will be laid to rest in Blankenship family cemetery, Clear Fork.

Posted By; RickyNJ58

 

2011, Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - November 15, 2011

Neamon H. Maynor, age 67, of Crab Orchard, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 16, 1944, in Artie, WV; he was the son of the late Howard Maynor and Donna Jewell Griffith Maynor.

Neamon was an incredibly skilled and avid guitar player and also played in the church he attended, Sophia Church of God. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to feed the squirrels and birds; also enjoyed doing yard work. He had worked for Beckley Coal Mining with 12 years of service and up until his passing was employed with Cargo Transporters out of Clarmont, NC. He also served our country in the United States Air Force. During his last days, Neamon often saw his parents and would talk about them to his family. In knowing that, his family has peace of mind knowing that he was taken home in loving arms.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Glennis Maynor; twin brothers Gary and Larry Maynor; Sister Zelma Maynor; and brothers-in-law Danny and Stephen Bostic.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, who was the love of his life of 43 years, Mrs. Virginia Maynor, of Crab Orchard; his children Rebecca Foster and husband Billy of MacArthur, Georgia Gilkerson and husband Derek of Bradley, Katherine McDaniel and husband Charley of Crab Orchard, and Rev. Joseph Maynor and wife Rachel of Sophia; brothers Roger Maynor and wife Betty of Stanaford, Teddy Maynor and wife Tina of Fairbanks, Alaska, Freddy Maynor and wife Gloria of Lincoln Park, Mich.; Michael Maynor and wife Lessie of Dorothy; sisters, Sharon Williams and husband Harry of Toneysfork, WV, and Sandra Pack and husband Chester of Mabscott; extended family include Rev. George and Katherine Bostic of Beckley, Bishop James and Phyllis Bostic, Robin Bostic of Hamlin, and Keith Cottle of Bradley; grandchildren Cindy Flannery of MacArthur, Candy Blankenship and husband Jeremy, Josh Cottle of Athens, Devon Gilkerson of Bradley, Felicia Gilkerson of Bradley, Caleb McDaniel of Crab Orchard, and Carson McDaniel of Crab Orchard; great-grandchildren are Jacob Flannery, Seth Sauls, Abigail Maynor, Paige Blankenship, and Ryleigh Maynor.

Funeral services for Mr. Maynor will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Sophia Church of God with Bishop James Bostic, Rev. George Bostic, and F.D. Sexton officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity with Oak Hill Post 3110 Honor Guard conducting military graveside rites. Grandsons and Sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Daniels, Raleigh Co., WV, Death Notice

www.register-herald.com/.../Obituaries-Monday-May-3-2010, May 3, 2010,

Haven James Blankenship, 87, of Parsonage Road, Daniels, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, following a short illness. Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Daniels, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.roseandquesenberry.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=593074&fh_id=10907

Haven James Blankenship, 87, of Parsonage Drive, Daniels, went to be with the Lord, Sunday morning, May 2, 2010, following a short illness.  Born March 30, 1923, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Ada Gray Holdren and Andrew Milton Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship joins his wife, Freda D. Reid Blankenship, whom he married April 16, 1949, and they renewed their vows in 1973, and preceded him in death on May 12, 2008, and a son, Pete Anthony Pizzino, on Nov. 30, 1996. He was the youngest of 15 children, being the last survivor of his immediate family.

He grew up on East River Mountain (Oakvale), in Mercer County, having lived at Sabine, Glen White, Lester, and Mount Tabor, before settling in Daniels. Mr. Blankenship was disabled in 1958 from Kopperston Eastern Gas and Fuel Mine. He also worked on the railroad and had worked in the mines at Itmann and Sabine. He was a member of the UMWA. He attended the Beaver Church of God, where he was a deacon. He loved his church family and giving great praise to the Lord. He professed his love for the Lord and all the blessings God bestowed upon him throughout his entire life.

Haven always enjoyed being out in the woods while hunting and ginsenging. He was an avid fisherman and loved gospel music. He planted and raised a garden every year which he shared with his family, neighbors, and church members. He adored his wife, Freda, of 59 years and loved her unconditionally. He cherished and loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his faithful companions, Lucky II, Bubba, and Molly.

Survivors include his son, Roger Blankenship and wife, Rose, of Crab Orchard, and his daughters, Diana Penn of Stanaford, Pam Payne of Beckley, and Bridgette Blankenship of MacArthur; his grandchildren, John Barringer, Mickey, Micheal, and Tonya Payne, Damian, Jeremy, and Desi Blankenship, Amanda Acord, Ashley Mullins, Mark Pizzino, Donald Miller, and Beverly Lehew; and great-grandchildren, Aubree and Addison Payne, Jack Pizzino, Makayla Barringer, Hannah Blankenship, Kailey Rose and Emma Mullins, Blake and Reagan Miller, including several others in Texas.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with Bishop J.L. Clyburn officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - May 2, 2011

Margarete Smith, 86, of Mabscott, passed away at her home following a long illness. Born October 19, 1925, in Wiesbaden, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Emil Schaper and Auguste Fiedler Schaper.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Smith, and by a daughter, Judy Ruth Blankenship.

She is survived by one son, Danny Ray Smith and wife Debra of Mabscott; four grandchildren, Damean James Blankenship, Jeremy Todd Blankenship, Kevin Michael Smith, and Rodney Less Smith; and one great-granddaughter, Haylee Elizabeth Smith.

Graveside service will be held Monday, May 2, 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, with Pastor Larry Brown officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, MacArthur, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - October 5, 2011

Arbutus "Bootsie" Prunesti, of MacArthur, formerly of Sophia, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Born July 23, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Hazel Richards Eller. Arbutus enjoyed traveling, shopping and spending time with her family and friends. She was employed as a Ward clerk and a Pharmacy Tech with ARH Hospital. Arbutus was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Sophia.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband John Prunesti.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Gary Caldwell; daughters, Sherri Hopkins and Jeffrey Vanover of Stanaford, Viki Blankenship and husband Ron of Grandview; grandchildren, Erin Smith and husband Mark of Stanaford, Michael Walker and Todd Walker; great-grandchild, Levi Smith; sisters, Bobbi Williams of MacArthur, Patty Woodie and husband James of MacArthur; brothers, Bill Eller and wife Terry of Florida, Roger Eller and wife Faye of N.C.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Robert Carter officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Maple Fork, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - September 1, 2011

Rupert Leo Blankenship, 77, of Maple Fork, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 30, at home in Maple Fork. Born April 7, 1934 in Buffalo Creek, he was the son of the late John Hamilton and Blanche Phyllis Lewis Blankenship. He was a 1953 graduate of Oceana High School and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Blankenship retired from Shady Spring High School where he was a chemistry teacher. He loved spending time outdoors.

The eldest of four children, Rupert was preceded in death by two brothers, William Donald "Donnie" Blankenship, and Paul Ray Blankenship.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his children, Janet Lynn Blankenship Wicklehous of Hinton, Rupert L. Blankenship II, and wife, Tonya, of Mount Hope, and Rebecca E. Blankenship Stephens of South Carolina. Also surviving are his former wife, Janice E. Blankenship, three grandchildren, whom he dearly loved, and a brother, Michael Blankenship of Prosperity.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 2, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Sam Vance officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Maple Fork, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.funeralplan.com/tyree/obits?id=226856

Rupert Leo Blankenship, 77, of Maple Fork, WV went to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at home in Maple Fork, WV. Born April 07, 1934 at Buffalo Creek, WV he was the son of the late John Hamilton and Blanche Phyllis Lewis Blankenship.

He was a 1953 graduate of Oceana High School and was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Blankenship retired from Shady Spring High School where he was a Chemistry teacher. He loved spending time outdoors.

The eldest of four children, Rupert was preceded in death by two brothers, William Donald "Donnie" Blankenship, and Paul Ray Blankenship.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his children, Janet Lynn Blankenship Wicklehous of Hinton, Rupert L. Blankenship, II and wife, Tonya of Mount Hope and Rebecca E. Blankenship Stephens of South Carolina. Also surviving are his former wife, Janice E. Blankenship, three grandchildren, whom he dearly loved and a brother, Michael Blankenship of Prosperity.

Funeral services will be on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Sam Vance officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Odd, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - November 21, 2011

Frankie D. Bolen, 51, of Odd, went home to be with the Lord on November 16, 2011. Born December 8, 1959, at Coal City to the late Raymond Bolen and the late Mary Gross Atha. Frankie loved four-wheeling in the mountains, enjoyed rebuilding old Fords, but most of all loved seeing his children, grandchildren, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, Frankie was preceded in death by three brothers, Jessie Bolen, David Bolen, and Kelly Bolen.

Those left to cherish his memory include his significant other, Sondra Meadows of Odd; two sons, Frankie Bolen, Jr., and girlfriend, Lynn, of NC and Nathanial Bolen and wife, Amanda, of NC; three daughters, Kimberly Trail and husband, Eric, of Sophia, Ashley Bolen and fiancé, Brian, of Sophia, and Tabitha Bolen and boyfriend, Jason, of Besoco; four granddaughters, Claudia Bolen of NC, Jaiden Trail of Sophia, Alyra Trail of Sophia, and Mya Keaton of Sophia; three grandsons, Braxton Bolen of NC, Phoenix Trail of Sophia, and Kertis West of Besoco; two sisters, Clarice Holloway of Stockton, California, and Elizabeth Blankenship of Sophia, WV; one brother, Tommy Bolen; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Michael Knotts officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Pemberton, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Published in the Register Herald,  Beckley WV - July 4,2010

Jeanne Lou Blankenship, 39, of Pemberton, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 2nd, 2010, following an extended illness. She was born on June 9th, 1971, in Beckley, WV.

Those left to cherish her memories are her parents, Jackie and Janis Blankenship of Pemberton; brother Jackie Ray Blankenship, Jr., of Pemberton; sister Lorrie and husband Phillip Cunningham of Sophia, and sister Pamela and husband Shawn Burnette of Midway; special cousin Gina Hogan of Maryland.

Jeanne was a member of The Beckley United Pentecostal Church. She was a 1993 graduate of Independence High School. She loved spending time with her family, yard-selling with her sisters, hearing from her friends on Facebook and her dog Buster. She loved the Lord and His Church.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ed and Elsie Blankenship and Bud and Frankie Redden; a very special Uncle “Little” Bud Redden and several cousins.

Jeanne is survived by many Aunts and Uncles, cousins, and many friends, who loved her very much.

God blessed us with our Sunshine for 39 years. She had many health problems but she loved life and tried to live it to the fullest of her abilities. She never took life for granted and she thanked God for every day she lived. We have truly been blessed by God for having her in our lives. One day we will be reunited with her in Heaven.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 5, 2010, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Robert Poole officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robbie Jarrett, Alex Terry, Joey Blankenship, Jason Smith, Hershel Drennen, Jason Thomas, Austin Redden, Gordon Redden and Willie Wilson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Sophia, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - October 31, 2011

Sandra Kay Lucas, 62, of Sophia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 28, 2011. Born April 18, 1949, at McAlpine, WV, to the late Ralph and Vestal Farley Walters. Sandra loved to play BINGO and spend time with her family; she was a bookkeeper for the BINGO at the Sophia Volunteer Fire Department and the Coal City Colts; and a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Eller and Trina Walters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 43 years, Roy Lucas; two sons, Roy Lucas II "RD" and wife, Laura, of Tampa, FL, and Alvin Keith Lucas and wife, Erica, of Pipestem; two granddaughters, Aspen Kay Lucas and Ava Kaitlyn Lucas; a brother, Kenny Bowles; two sisters, Gloria Estep of Sophia and Debbie Blankenship of Concord, VA; an abundance of nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Tom Anderson officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Raleigh Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Luther          87, 28Feb1923 - 18Jul2010,            Beckley, Raleigh, WV,                    WV-235-28-1885             

Blankenship, Samantha     92, 02Mar1919 - 22Jul2011,            Beckley, Raleigh, WV,                    WV-235-86-0982             

Blankenship, Haven           87, 30Mar1923 - 02May2010,         Daniels, Raleigh, WV,                     WV-236-22-1977

Blankenship, Bucky R.      24, 04Jun1986 - 27May2011,          Slab Fork, Raleigh, WV,                 WV-235-29-0227             

Blankenship, Jeanne L.      39, 09Jun1971 - 02Jul2010,             Sophia, Raleigh, WV,                      WV-233-04-8637             

 

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2010, Mill Creek, Randolph Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 7, 2010

Kitty Faye Workman, 51, of Mill Creek, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 3, 2010, at her residence due to a long term illness. Born November 14, 1958, in Logan, she was a daughter of the late Landon and Jewell Booth Tomblin. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Dewayne Tomblin, and her paternal and maternal grandparents. Mrs. Workman was a homemaker.

Survivors include her loving husband of 30 years, Lester Workman; two sons, Michael Landon Tomblin and Gregory Lester Workman, both of Mill Creek; four sisters, Ethel (Jimmy) White of Mud Fork, Kimberly (David) Hutton of Albemarle, N.C., Lisa (Donald) Blankenship of Godby Branch and Brenda (Dallas) Hager of Omar; one brother, Landon Tomblin Jr.; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and very special friends, Roy "Bubby" and Alisha Newsome and family and Dennis and Lynn Blankenship and family, all of Mill Creek.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Ragland officiating. Burial will follow in Vance Cemetery on East Fork of Twelve Pole. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2011, Elkins, Randolph Co., WV, Obituary

http://theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/540032/Willodean-Blankenship.html?nav=5015

The Inter-Mountain, January 8, 2011

Willodean Blankenship, 77, a resident of Elkins departed this life Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, following an extended illness. She was born April 10, 1933, at Belington, a daughter of the late John Byrd Moore and Virginia Mae Coontz Moore Thorne. On Sept. 6, 1949, at Oakland, Maryland, she was married to John C. Blankenship, who preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1969.

Surviving are three daughters, Shelva See and husband, David, of Kerens, Debbie Mitchell and husband, Eddie, of Elkins and Virginia Poling and husband, John, of Beverly; and two sons, "Joe" Blankenship, and wife, Susan, of Beverly and Mark Blankenship and wife, Sharon, of Beverly. Also surviving are two brothers, John Moore and wife, Betty, of Destin, Florida, and Rick Thorne and wife, Julia, of Iowa. Twelve grandchildren, Lori Smith, Brandie Metheny, Christopher See, Casey Blankenship, Ashley Blankenship, Tara Mitchell-Kiley, Marcus Blankenship, Jessica Hogue, John "JC" Blankenship, April Howell, Heather Little and Brian Blankenship; and 19 great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were one son, Anthony "Tony" Blankenship; one great-grandson, Hunter Smith; and a special friend, Lucille Sommerville. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a caregiver to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Brown officiating. Interment will follow in American Legion's Little Arlington Cemetery. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Willodean Blankenship.

[John Calvin Blankenship b. Oct 1925, ]

 

Randolph Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Willodean    77, 10Apr1933 - 06Jan2011,            Beverly, Randolph, WV,                 WV-235-54-2138             

Blankenship, Eddie            80, 22Apr1930 - 29Jan2011,            Huttonsville, Randolph, WV,   WV/NC-232-36-9650

 

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2011, Gandeeville, Roane Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 20, 2011

Susan Nichole Hinkley, 36, of Gandeeville passed away Saturday, September 18, 2011. She was a graduate of St. Albans High School. Nichole loved the outdoors and was extremely proud of her flower and vegetable gardens and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds. She loved and will be greatly missed by her dogs, Weasel, Shortie, and especially her baby, Lexi.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Earl and Phyllis Walker and Ora Hinkley; and her cousin, "Bubs" Walker.

She is survived by: her longtime companion, Wayne Kunkel Jr. of Gandeeville; father and stepmother, Paul and Ann Hinkley of Milton; mother and stepfather, Mary and Terry Witt of Walton; brother, Paul Hinkley II and wife, Lesli, of Pinch; nephews, Stephen Hinkley and Brenden Holbrook of Pinch; paternal grandfather, Carl Hinkley of St. Albans; uncle, Carl Gene Hinkley of St. Albans; aunt, Karen "Susie" Hinkley of St. Albans; uncles, Denzil (Patty) Walker, Richard (Connie) Walker, Roger Walker, Ronnie Walker and Jimmie Leach; and aunts, Connie (Allen) Blankenship and Jessica (Rodney) Lupardus.

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, at Hafer Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Carter and the Rev. Chuck Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Summers                                                                                                

 

2010, Hinton, Summers Co., WV,

http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x93714862/Obituaries-Monday-June-14-2010/print

Chelsie A. Blankenship, 95, of 606 Greenbrier Ave., Hinton, died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2010, at his home following a long illness. Born January 30, 1915, at Bertha, West Virginia, he was the son of the late George M. and Dora Young Blankenship.

Chelsie was the former manager for Wilson Meat Company in Hinton and was the former owner of Blankenship Meat Market in Hinton. He was also a former employee of Kroger in Hinton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and attended First Baptist Church in Hinton. Chelsie was a member of the Hinton Masonic Lodge #62 A.F. & A.M.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen V. Harmon Blankenship. Also preceded by a grandson, Joseph M. Blankenship, and great-grandson, Joel Blankenship.

Survivors include a son, Joseph M. Blankenship of Hinton. One daughter, Jean Keffer and husband Harry of Hinton. One sister, Gertha Cashwell and husband Howard of Hinton. Five granddaughters, Amy Keffer Johnson and husband Jeff of Hurricane, WV, Ann Keffer Wilson and husband Mike of Golds Boror, NC, Brooke A. Boyer and husband Jeremy of Hedgesville, WV, Brittany S. Blankenship Suffecool and husband Jeremy T. of Clear Spring, MD, and Bethany L. Blankenship Snavely and husband Seth of Hinton.  Great-grandchildren: Ashton and Helen Wilson, Chelsie Johnson, Cordell and Carter Blankenship, Maggie Boyer and Cody and Eden Blankenship. Special friend, Pauline Meadows of Hinton, and best friend and loving dog, Mick

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastors David Board and Ronald Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. Friends may call from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be: David Ballard, A.E. Ball, Jr., Ted Rogers, Garry Wheeler, Stan Duncan, Stan Duncan, Johnny Blankenship, Seth Snavely, Todd Meador and Jeremy Boyer.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Hinton, Summers Co., WV, Obituary

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jimmermi&id=I84545

Chelsie A. Blankenship, 95, of 606 Greenbrier Ave., Hinton, died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2010, at his home following a long illness. Born January 30, 1915, at Bertha, West Virginia, he was the son of the late George M. and Dora Young Blankenship.

Chelsie was the former manager for Wilson Meat Company in Hinton and was the former owner of Blankenship Meat Market in Hinton. He was also a former employee of Kroger in Hinton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and attended First Baptist Church in Hinton. Chelsie was a member of the Hinton Masonic Lodge #62 A.F. & A.M.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen V. Harmon Blankenship. Also preceded by a grandson, Joseph M. Blankenship, and great-grandson, Joel Blankenship.

Survivors include a son, Joseph M. Blankenship of Hinton. One daughter, Jean Keffer and husband Harry of Hinton. One sister, Gertha Cashwell and husband Howard of Hinton. Five granddaughters, Amy Keffer Johnson and husband Jeff of Hurricane, WV, Ann Keffer Wilson and husband Mike of Golds Boror, NC, Brooke A. Boyer and husband Jeremy of Hedgesville, WV, Brittany S. Blankenship Suffecool and husband Jeremy T. of Clear Spring, MD, and Bethany L. Blankenship Snavely and husband Seth of Hinton. Great-grandchildren: Ashton and Helen Wilson, Chelsie Johnson, Cordell and Carter Blankenship, Maggie Boyer and Cody and Eden Blankenship. Special friend, Pauline Meadows of Hinton, and best friend and loving dog, Mick

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastors David Board and Ronald Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. Friends may call from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be: David Ballard, A.E. Ball, Jr., Ted Rogers, Garry Wheeler, Stan Duncan, Stan Duncan, Johnny Blankenship, Seth Snavely, Todd Meador and Jeremy Boyer.

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2010, Hinton, Summers Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 5, 2010

Drema D. McGuire Blankenship, 80, of Hinton died Friday, December 3, 2010, at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a short illness. Born June 9, 1930, at Sandstone, she was a daughter of the late Everett Houston and Reva Gill Cales.

She was a loving mother who nurtured and tenaciously protected her children as well as being an entrepreneur having lived most of her life in Summers Co. Drema enjoyed spending time with her neighborhood friends and family, an avid sports enthusiast as well as an accomplished musician, poet, songwriter who was proficient with many musical instruments and a member of the Hinton Moose Lodge. Drema was baptized into the Church of Christ in Springdale at an early age.

Preceding her in death are one brother, Kermit Cales; and one sister, Sandra Faye Cales; and Jewell Cales.

Those left to cherish her memory include her five children: Carmen McGuire and wife Bonnie of Hinton, Dennis McGuire of Hinton, Echols "Tinker" Cales and wife Carol of Jumping Branch, Angie Blankenship of Charlotte, NC, and Greg Blankenship and wife Sherry of Charlotte, NC; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lowell Gene Cales and wife Ronnie, Jennings Cales and wife Nelsy and Roger Cales and wife Peggy; three sisters, Gerena Steel, Joan Netral and husband Charles and Judy Biggs and husband Clarence; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

 Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastors Freddie Steel and John McCain officiating. Burial will follow in the McGuire–Hanshew Cemetery at Springdale.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Hinton, Summers Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/Ronald1/obit.cgi?user=285791Blankenship

Drema D. McGuire Blankenship, 80, of Hinton died Friday, December 03, 2010 at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a short illness. Born June 9, 1930 at Sandstone she was a daughter of the late Everett Houston and Reva Gill Cales.

She was a loving mother who nurtured and tenaciously protected her children as well as being an entrepreneur having lived most of her life in Summers Co. Drema enjoyed spending time with her neighborhood friends and family, an avid sports enthusiast as well as an accomplished musician, poet, songwriter who was proficient with many musical instruments and a member of the Hinton Moose Lodge. Drema was baptized into the Church of Christ in Springdale at an early age.

Preceding her in death is one brother, Kermit Cales and one sister, Sandra Faye Cales and Jewell Cales.

Those left to cherish her memory include her five children; Carmen McGuire and wife Bonnie of Hinton, Dennis McGuire of Hinton, Echols “Tinker” Cales and wife Carol of Jumping Branch, Angie Blankenship of Charlotte, NC and Greg Blankenship and wife Sherry of Charlotte, NC; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; three brothers, Lowell Gene Cales and wife Ronnie, Jennings Cales and wife Nelsy and Roger Cales and wife Peggy; three sisters, Gerena Steel, Joan Netral and husband Charles and Judy Biggs and husband Clarence, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastors Freddie Steel and John McCain officiating. Burial will follow in the McGuire – Hanshew Cemetery at Springdale. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

2010, Pence Springs, Summers Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - June 1, 2010

Ruby Marie Akers Mann, age 91, of Pence Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at her home in Pence Springs, following a short illness. Born March 13, 1919 at Elgood, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Nathan C. and Leona Beatrice Easter Akers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cecil Mann; a brother, Harry Lee Akers; two sisters, Ona Mae Cox and Molly Faye Blankenship ; a son-in-law, Shelby Wayne Boone, Sr.; a daughter-in-law, Sarah Jane Baldwin Mann; a granddaughter, Carolyn Sue Boone; and a great-grandson, Zackary Wagner Boone.

Mrs. Mann was a homemaker and a member of the Pence Springs Community Church, Pence Springs. She was past president of the Pence Springs Elementary School PTA and was a former leader of the Pence Springs 4-H Club. Mrs. Mann loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed quilting, sewing, and gardening. She also enjoyed bluegrass music and playing the guitar years ago. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a mom to all who knew her.

Survivors include a son, Billy Ray Mann of Charleston; three daughters, Pattie Sue Roberts and her husband, Ray, of Princeton, Phyllis Gay Boone of Alderson, and Betty Louise Cales and her husband, Alfred, of Medina, Ohio; a brother, Ralph Wesley Akers of Princeton; three sisters, Evelyn Gay Bauguess of Princeton, Alma Sizemore of Princeton, and Edna Elizabeth Roberts of Princeton; nine grandchildren, Deborah Cutlip of Princeton, Danetta Sutphin of Princeton, Loretta Justice of Princeton, Elizabeth Smith of Blountsville, Ala., Shelby Boone, Jr., of Oxford, Pa., Douglas Boone of Madison, Benjamin Mann of Charleston, Robert Cales of West Salem, Ohio, and Angela Cales of Medina, Ohio; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pence Springs Community Church, Pence Springs, W.Va. with the Reverend Roger Persinger officiating. Burial will follow at the Elgood Church Cemetery, Elgood, W.Va. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Cales, Shelby Boone, Jr., Douglas Boone, Richard Hypes, Tracy Justice, and Benjamin Mann.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2010, Pipestem, Summers Co., WV, Obituary
Published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on 4/25/2010

 Johnny G. Blankenship, age 81, of Pipestem, W.Va., formerly of Coaldale, W.Va., died early Friday morning, April 23, 2010 at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, W.Va. after a short illness. Born October 1, 1928 in Panther, W.Va., he was the son of the late John G. Blankenship and Mattie Lester Blankenship. He was affiliated with the Baptist faith. He was a retired coal truck driver having working last for Cole Trucking Co., and he was a member of the UMWA. He was resident of McDowell Co. until 1969. He resided in Mercer Co. until 1994 when he moved to Summers Co.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Mildred Conti Blankenship of the home; one brother, Benny Blankenship and wife Nell of Oak Ridge, N.C.; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Northfork, W.Va. with the Reverend Earl Hill officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

From Ricky Weinberg RickyNJ58(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Pipestem, Summers Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x563632274/Obituaries-Sunday-April-25-2010

Johnny G. Blankenship, age 81, of W.Va., formerly of Coaldale, W.Va., died early Friday morning (April 23, 2010) at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, W.Va., after a short illness. Born Oct. 1, 1928, in Panther, W.Va., he was the son of the late John G. Blankenship and Mattie Lester Blankenship. He was affiliated with the Baptist Faith, he was a retired Coal Truck Driver having worked last for the Ed Cole Trucking Co., and was a member of the U.M.W.A. He lived in McDowell County until 1969, then moved to Mercer County; he had resided in Summers County since 1994.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by: his loving a devoted wife of 38 years, Mildred Conti Blankenship of the home; one brother, Benny Blankenship and wife Nell of Oak Ridge, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday (April 26, 2010) at 1 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Northfork, W.Va., with the Rev. Earl Hill officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2011, Pipestem, Summers Co., WV, Obituary

http://bdtonline.com/obituaries/x1440316401/Gerald-Blankenship

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, May 6, 2011

Gerald Blankenship, 69, of Pipestem, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at his home following a short illness. Born June 5, 1941 at Narrows, Va., he was a son of the late George W. Blankenship and Lorraine Dillon Gordon. Gerald was an electrician who had worked in many different areas and a avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and bluegrass music.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry D. Blankenship.

He is survived by Neva Blankenship and Veronica Bragg; two sons, James A. Blankenship and fiancé Lisa Edwards of Pipestem and Gerald B. Blankenship of Pipestem; two daughters, Oda “Sissy” Welch of Cleveland, Ohio and Stephanie Blankenship of Elton; four grandchildren, Stephanie and C. W. Welch and Blake and Lindsay Vandall; three sisters, Brenda K. Haase, Pamela Asbury and Joan Blankenship; and one brother, Barry Gordon.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Rocky Mount Community Church with Pastor Buck Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Rocky Mount Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Summers Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Chelsie A.    95, 30Jan1915 - 12Jun2010,            Hinton, Summers, WV,                   WV-235-03-0455             

Blankenship, Drema D.     80, 09Jun1930 - 03Dec2010,           Hinton, Summers, WV,                   WV-235-86-9281             

Blankenship, Johnny G.     81, 01Oct1928 - 23Apr2010,           Pipestem, Summers, WV,                              VA-230-34-7960

Blankenship, Gerald R.     69, 05Jun1941 - 04May2011,          Pipestem, Summers, WV,                              WV-233-64-7674             

 

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2010, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - January 18, 2010

CHARLES L. McCOY, 72, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., by Pastor Don Irby. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne.

He was born March 17, 1937, in Wayne County, a son of the late George Wetzel and Pearl Edra Newman McCoy. He was owner-operator of McCoy Trucking. His wife, Mickey Fry McCoy, a sister, Jo Ann McClung, and a brother, Jody McCoy, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Mitzi Blankenship of Wayne; two sons, Charles L. McCoy of Huntington and Samuel J. McCoy of Kenova, W.Va.; four brothers, Jim McCoy and wife, Barbara of Davenport, Fla., Jack McCoy of Florida, Andrew J. Fry and wife, Eleanor, and Harold Fry and wife, Lovella, all of East Lynn, W.Va.; sister, Dot Gillette and husband, Don of Huntington, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Daniel Blankenship , Rachel Blankenship and Jessica Burton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - February 28, 2010

Wilma Blankenship, 73, of Lavalette, wife of James Blankenship , died Thursday at home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Burial will follow at Bartram Cemetery, near Fort Gay.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - August 19, 2010

John Charles "Charlie" Justice, 50, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010, at Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2010, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va. by Pastor Fred Ferguson. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery at Wayne.

He was born January 20, 1960, in Huntington, a son of Esther Blankenship Justice of Huntington and the late Fred Justice. Charlie was a former cabinet maker and was a member of the Wayne United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Leah Justice of Lavalette, the light of his life; his twin brother, George Justice of Huntington; and his sister, Bonnie Morris and husband David of Lavalette.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2010, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - October 29, 2010

May Edith Childers, 97, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be